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# Pythagorean

[pi-thag-uh-ree-uh n] /pɪˌθæg əˈri ən/

1.
of or relating to , to his school, or to his doctrines.
noun
2.
a follower of .
/paɪˌθæɡəˈriːən/
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 follower of Pythagoras

1540s, from Latin Pythagoreus “of or pertaining to Pythagoras,” Greek philosopher of Samos (6c. B.C.E.), whose teachings included transmigration of the soul and vegetarianism (these are some of the commonest early allusions in English). The Pythagorean theorem is the 47th of the first book of Euclid.

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• Pythagoreanism

[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

• Pythagorean-scale

noun, Music. 1. the major scale as derived acoustically by Pythagoras from the perfect fifth.

• Pythagorean-theorem

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 […]

• Pytheas

/ˈpɪθɪəs/ noun 1. 4th century bc, Greek navigator. He was the first Greek to visit and describe the coasts of Spain, France, and the British Isles and may have reached Iceland

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