a yellow, liquid compound, C 3 H 4 O 2 , containing both an aldehyde and a ketone group, usually obtained in a polymeric form: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
[pi-thag-uh-ree-uh n] /pɪˌθæg əˈri ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to , to his school, or to his doctrines. noun 2. a follower of . /paɪˌθæɡəˈriːən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Pythagoras 2. denoting the diatonic scale of eight notes arrived at by Pythagoras and based on a succession of fifths noun 3. a […]
[pi-thag-uh-ree-uh-niz-uh m] /pɪˌθæg əˈri əˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. the doctrines of Pythagoras and his followers, especially the belief that the universe is the manifestation of various combinations of mathematical ratios. /paɪˌθæɡəˈriːəˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. the teachings of Pythagoras and his followers, esp that the universe is essentially a manifestation of mathematical relationships
noun, Music. 1. the major scale as derived acoustically by Pythagoras from the perfect fifth.
noun, Geometry. 1. the theorem that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Pythagorean theorem (pĭ-thāg’ə-rē’ən) A theorem stating that the square of the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares […]