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Pythagoras

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Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈθaɡərəs
 
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Definition of Pythagoras in English:

( Circa 580–500 bc), Greek philosopher; known as Pythagoras of Samos. Pythagoras sought to interpret the entire physical world in terms of numbers, and founded their systematic and mystical study; he is best known for the theorem of the right-angled triangle. His analysis of the courses of the sun, moon, and stars into circular motions was not set aside until the 17th century.

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Pythagorean

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Pronunciation: /-ˌθaɡəˈriːən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Simplicius credits the Pythagoreans as well as Plato with a theory composing bodies from plane surfaces.
  • He mixed together in his works the arguments of Heracleitus, the Pythagoreans, and Socrates.
  • On the other hand, no one earlier than Diogenes calls Alcmaeon a Pythagorean.

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