Pythagorean

noun
Py·​thag·​o·​re·​an | \ pə-ˌtha-gə-ˈrē-ən How to pronounce Pythagorean (audio) , (ˌ)pī- \

Definition of Pythagorean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of a group professing to be followers of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras

Pythagorean

adjective

Definition of Pythagorean (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or associated with the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, his philosophy, or the Pythagoreans

First Known Use of Pythagorean

Noun

1531, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1579, in the meaning defined above

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“Pythagorean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pythagorean. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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