- c582–c500 b.c., Greek philosopher, mathematician, and religious reformer.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for pythagoras
He seems to have a leaning for metempsychosis and the doctrines of Pythagoras.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
There were thirty-five ships from Peloponnesus, with the Lacedaemonian admiral Pythagoras on board.Anabasis
Pythagoras is said to have discovered the theory of proportionals or proportion.The Legacy of Greece
Even in the days of Pythagoras lectures were closed by music.Debts of Honor
Pythagoras, though not a Spartan, is associated with southern Greece.History of Education
- ?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
- a deep crater in the NE quadrant of the moon, 136 kilometres in diameter
- 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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.