c582–c500 b.c., Greek philosopher, mathematician, and religious reformer.
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How to use Pythagoras in a sentence
Pythagoras, we are told, was accustomed to swear by the number four, μα την τετρακτον.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
“I think it was Pythagoras who declared that the woes of men are the work of their own hands,” said the Professor.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
Pythagoras was the first person who introduced measures and weights among the Greeks.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
Thus Anaximander, an original but vague thinker, prepared the way for Pythagoras.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
It is not certain when the discovery of Pythagoras was extended to the non-diatonic scales.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
British Dictionary definitions for Pythagoras (1 of 2)
?580–?500 bc, Greek philosopher and mathematician. He founded a religious brotherhood, which followed a life of strict asceticism and greatly influenced the development of mathematics and its application to music and astronomy
British Dictionary definitions for Pythagoras (2 of 2)
a deep crater in the NE quadrant of the moon, 136 kilometres in diameter
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Scientific definitions for Pythagoras
Greek philosopher and mathematician who theorized that numbers constitute the essence of all natural things. He developed the Pythagorean theorem and was one of the first to apply mathematical order to observations of the stars.
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