# Definition of *Pythagorean* in English:

## Pythagorean^{}

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### adjective

1Relating to or characteristic of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras or his ideas.

*‘the Pythagorean doctrine of the transmigration of souls’**‘Newton's axiom on slicing the pie to satisfy musical harmonies is reminiscent of Kepler's Pythagorean speculations.’**‘Kepler's discovery of the Third Law is a striking application of Pythagorean principles.’**‘Commitment to Plato's philosophy tended to reinforce a Pythagorean orientation towards science.’**‘The rise of mathematics in the Pythagorean school had revealed for the first time the power of thought.’**‘According to Aristotle, the Pythagorean approach suffers from exclusive preoccupation with formal causes.’**‘Damon, a Pythagorean philosopher, was intimate with Pythias.’**‘Pythagorean natural philosophers read musical harmonies into the universe at large.’**‘The Pythagorean orientation yielded substantial dividends in his astronomical investigations.’**‘Pythagorean political influence is attested well into the 4th century.’**‘This is the Pythagorean notion of reality against which Zeno directed his arguments.’*

- 1.1Relating to Pythagoras' theorem that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
*‘a repetitive Pythagorean angular geometry’**‘The size of the reduced truss be derived from a simple Pythagorean equation.’**‘Can a Pythagorean triangle have two equal sides?’**‘Generalizing the Pythagorean equation for triangles with integer sides to powers greater than 2 leads to Fermat's last theorem.’**‘We challenge the reader with these observations of Pythagorean right triangles.’**‘Not all right triangles constructible in Euclidean geometry can be constructed in Pythagorean geometry.’**‘The Euclidean construction axiom allows for the extraction of all real square roots and thus includes even more constructions than the Pythagorean axiom.’**‘A Pythagorean triple is a set of three natural numbers that satisfies Pythagoras' theorem.’**‘A Pythagorean triad is a set of numbers that would represent the sides of a right triangle.’**‘Using this theorem, Euclid can perform the old Pythagorean proof of Pythagoras' theorem correctly.’**‘The postage stamp shown here celebrates the Pythagorean relationship that was discovered over 2500 years ago.’*

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### noun

A person who supports the theories of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras.

*‘the early Pythagoreans represented numbers by means of dots arranged in certain patterns’**‘One may be a Pythagorean today without being impressed by Bode's law.’**‘The tradition that he was a Pythagorean first appears in Plutarch.’**‘Clement of Alexandria called Philo 'the Pythagorean'.’**‘Aristotle does not explicitly call him a Pythagorean and appears to treat him as an important independent thinker.’**‘The later tradition almost universally identifies him as a Pythagorean.’**‘Earlier scholars took this comparison of him to the Pythagoreans as confirmation that he**was*a Pythagorean.’*‘The committed Pythagorean believes that if a mathematical relation fits phenomena, this can hardly be a coincidence.’**‘He was the most prominent Pythagorean of the preceding generation.’**‘Aristotle and Theophrastus refer to him a number of times but never identify him as a Pythagorean.’**‘It only makes sense to compare him with the Pythagoreans and wonder who influenced whom.’*

**Pronunciation**

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