Definitions for napierˈneɪ pi ər, nəˈpɪər
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Na•pi•erˈneɪ pi ər, nəˈpɪər(n.)
Sir Charles James, 1782–1853, British general.
John, 1550–1617, Scottish mathematician: inventor of logarithms.
Napier, John Napier(noun)
Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)
for someone who sold table linen, or was in charge of the linen of a great house.
John Napier, Scottish mathematician etc
transferred from the surname.
Any of several cities and towns, but especially Napier, New Zealand.