Definition of python in English:

python

Syllabification: py·thon
Pronunciation: /ˈpīˌTHän, ˈpīTHən
 
 
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noun

  • 1A large heavy-bodied nonvenomous constrictor snake occurring throughout the Old World tropics.
    • Family Pythonidae: genera Python (of Asia and Africa), and Morelia and Aspidites (of Australasia)
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    • Anacondas are related to boa constrictors and pythons.
    • Non-venomous snakes like boas and pythons grab their prey and squeeze them to death.
    • I used to keep pythons and boa constrictors years ago.
  • 2 (Python) Computing A high-level general-purpose programming language.
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    • Use it to implement a parser for Python's expression syntax.
    • In Python this is handled automatically via the module/import framework.
    • This file is read and processed by a (mostly custom built) program written in the python language.

Derivatives

pythonic

Pronunciation: /pīˈTHänik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • And they can come back to perform Wembley, when they finally build the new stadium - to which there are pythonic problems.

Origin

late 16th century (in the Greek sense): via Latin from Greek Puthōn, the name of a huge serpent killed by Apollo. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

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