Definitions for pythagoreanismpɪˌθæg əˈri əˌnɪz əm
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Py•thag•o•re•an•ismpɪˌθæg əˈri əˌnɪz əm(n.)
the doctrines of Pythagoras and his followers, esp. the belief that the universe is the manifestation of various combinations of mathematical ratios.
Origin of Pythagoreanism:
the esoteric and metaphysical beliefs held by Pythagoras and his followers
the doctrines of Pythagoras or the Pythagoreans
Pythagoreanism was the system of esoteric and metaphysical beliefs held by Pythagoras and his followers, the Pythagorean cult, who were considerably influenced by mathematics, music and astronomy. Pythagoreanism originated in the 5th century BCE and greatly influenced Platonism. Later revivals of Pythagorean doctrines led to what is now called Neopythagoreanism.
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