Definition of Pythagoras in English:


Syllabification: Py·thag·o·ras
Pronunciation: /pəˈTHaɡərəs/
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.



Pronunciation: /piˌTHaɡəˈrēən, pī-/
adjective& noun
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  • 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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