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Pythagorean definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PYTHAGOREAN, PYTHAGORIC, PYTHAGORICAL, a. Belonging to the philosophy of Pythagoras.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to Pythagoras or his geometry; "Pythagorean philosophy"; "Pythagorean theorem"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1550 any of a group professing to be followers of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras II. adjective Date: circa 1580 of, relating to, or associated with the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, his philosophy, or the Pythagoreans

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. of or relating to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras (6th c. BC) or his philosophy, esp. regarding the transmigration of souls. --n. a follower of Pythagoras.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pythagorean 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pythagorean Pyth`a*go"re*an, n. A follower of Pythagoras; one of the school of philosophers founded by Pythagoras.



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