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The syncretistic philosophy expounded by Pythagoras, distinguished chiefly by its description of reality in terms of arithmetical relationships.

Py·thag′o·re′an adj. & n.
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(Mathematics) of or relating to Pythagoras
(Mathematics) a follower of Pythagoras
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(pɪˌθæg əˈri ən)

1. of or pertaining to Pythagoras, to his school, or to his doctrines.
2. a follower of Pythagoras.
[1540–50; < Latin Pȳthagorēus < Greek Pȳthagóreios of Pythagoras]
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Adj.1.Pythagorean - of or relating to Pythagoras or his geometry; "Pythagorean philosophy"; "Pythagorean theorem"
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[paɪˌθægəˈriən] ADJpitagóreo
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He was hot on the French social systems, and talked of going to the Backwoods to found a sort of Pythagorean community.
"Your scheme is a good deal more difficult to carry out than the Pythagorean community, though.
It found its way into Hellas probably through the medium of Orphic and Pythagorean rites and mysteries.
Nor in what may be termed Plato's abridgement of the history of philosophy (Soph.), is any mention made such as we find in the first book of Aristotle's Metaphysics, of the derivation of such a theory or of any part of it from the Pythagoreans, the Eleatics, the Heracleiteans, or even from Socrates.
For as in this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern (that is, if you never violate the Pythagorean maxim), so for the most part the Commodore on the quarter-deck gets his atmosphere at second hand from the sailors on the forecastle.
'Tis very ill done, I am conscious, to expose messieurs the sergeants of the watch to the liability of cudgelling beneath this cassock the humerus of a Pythagorean philosopher.
Not that I wanted beans to eat, for I am by nature a Pythagorean, so far as beans are concerned, whether they mean porridge or voting, and exchanged them for rice; but, perchance, as some must work in fields if only for the sake of tropes and expression, to serve a parable-maker one day.
The second, I said, would seem relatively to the ears to be what the first is to the eyes; for I conceive that as the eyes are designed to look up at the stars, so are the ears to hear harmonious motions; and these are sister sciences--as the Pythagoreans say, and we, Glaucon, agree with them?
You mean, I said, those gentlemen who tease and torture the strings and rack them on the pegs of the instrument: might carry on the metaphor and speak after their manner of the blows which the plectrum gives, and make accusations against the strings, both of backwardness and forwardness to sound; but this would be tedious, and therefore I will only say that these are not the men, and that I am referring to the Pythagoreans, of whom I was just now proposing to enquire about harmony.
(3) The Pythagorean fuzzy linguistic weighted averaging (PFLWA) operator and extension of TOPSIS in [24] are based on the assumption that the input arguments are independent.
Besides the one direct allusion to Pythagoras in the trial scene, The Merchant of Venice includes--as this essay will unfold--no fewer than three additional references to Pythagorean doctrines.
Keywords: Trigonometry, Pythagorean Triples, Vedic mathematics.