Definitions for pythagoreanpɪˌθæg əˈri ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pythagorean(adj)

    of or relating to Pythagoras or his geometry

    "Pythagorean philosophy"; "Pythagorean theorem"

Wiktionary

  1. Pythagorean(Noun)

    A person who believes in or advocates Pythagoreanism.

  2. Pythagorean(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Pythagoras.

  3. Pythagorean(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Pythagoreanism.

  4. Pythagorean(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a Pythagorean, Pythagoreans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pythagorean(adj)

    of or pertaining to Pythagoras (a Greek philosopher, born about 582 b. c.), or his philosophy

  2. Pythagorean(noun)

    a follower of Pythagoras; one of the school of philosophers founded by Pythagoras

  3. Origin: [L. Pythagoreus, Gr. .]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vanna Bonta:

    Pythagorean thought was dominated by mathematics, but it was also profoundly mystical.

  2. Aristotle, quoted in http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Pythagoras.html:

    The Pythagorean ... having been brought up in the study of mathematics, thought that things are numbers ... and that the whole cosmos is a scale and a number.

  3. Desiderius Erasmus:

    You'll see certain Pythagorean whose belief in communism of property goes to such lengths that they pick up anything lying about unguarded, and make off with it without a qualm of conscience as if it had come to them by law.

  4. Arthur Koestler:

    Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.

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