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Meaning of PYTHAGOREAN

Pronunciation:  pI`thagu'reeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of or relating to Pythagoras or his geometry; "Pythagorean philosophy"; "Pythagorean theorem"
 

PYTHAGOREAN is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pyth`a*go"re*an\, a. [L. Pythagoreus, Gr. ?.]
    Of or pertaining to Pythagoras (a Greek philosopher, born
    about 582 b. c.), or his philosophy.
    
          The central thought of the Pythagorean philosophy is
          the idea of number, the recognition of the numerical
          and mathematical relations of things.    --Encyc. Brit.
    
    {Pythagorean proposition} (Geom.), the theorem that the
       square described upon the hypothenuse of a plane
       right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares
       described upon the other two sides.
    
    
    
    {Pythagorean system} (Astron.), the commonly received system
       of astronomy, first taught by Pythagoras, and afterward
       revived by Copernicus, whence it is also called the
       {Copernican system}.
    
    {Pythagorean letter}. See {Y.}
    
    
  2. \Pyth`a*go"re*an\, n.
    A follower of Pythagoras; one of the school of philosophers
    founded by Pythagoras.
    
    
 

 

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