Definitions for pythonˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. python(noun)

    large Old World boas

  2. python(noun)

    a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit

  3. Python(noun)

    (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi

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  1. Python(ProperNoun)

    The earth-dragon of Delphi, represented as a serpent, killed by Apollo.

  2. Python(ProperNoun)

    A programming language invented by Guido van Rossum, named after Monty Python.

  3. Python(ProperNoun)

    The British comedy troupe Monty Python.

  4. Python(ProperNoun)

    A member of Monty Python: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones or Michael Palin; referred to collectively as The Pythons.

    John Cleese is perhaps the best-known of the Pythons.

  5. python(Noun)

    A type of large constricting snake.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Python(noun)

    any species of very large snakes of the genus Python, and allied genera, of the family Pythonidae. They are nearly allied to the boas. Called also rock snake

  2. Python(noun)

    a diviner by spirits

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. L. Python the serpent slain near Delphi by Apollo, Gr. .]

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  1. Python

    in the Greek mythology a serpent or dragon produced from the mud left on the earth after the deluge of Deucalion, a brood of sheer chaos and the dark, who lived in a cave of Parnassus, and was slain by Apollo, who founded the Pythian Games in commemoration of his victory, and was in consequence called Pythius.

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  1. Python

    In the words of its author, “the other scripting language” (other than Perl, that is). Python's design is notably clean, elegant, and well thought through; it tends to attract the sort of programmers who find Perl grubby and exiguous. Some people revolt at its use of whitespace to define logical structure by indentation, objecting that this harks back to the horrible old fixed-field languages of the 1960s. Python's relationship with Perl is rather like the BSD community's relationship to Linux — it's the smaller party in a (usually friendly) rivalry, but the average quality of its developers is generally conceded to be rather higher than in the larger community it competes with. There's a Python resource page at See also Guido, BDFL.

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