Pythagorean

[ pi-thag-uh-ree-uh n ]
/ pɪˌθæg əˈri ən /

adjective

of or relating to Pythagoras, to his school, or to his doctrines.

noun

a follower of Pythagoras.

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Origin of Pythagorean

1540–50; < Latin Pȳthagorē(us) (< Greek Pȳthagóreios of Pythagoras) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Pythagorean

post-Py·thag·o·re·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pythagorean

Pythagorean
/ (paɪˌθæɡəˈriːən) /

adjective

of or relating to Pythagoras
denoting the diatonic scale of eight notes arrived at by Pythagoras and based on a succession of fifths

noun

a follower of Pythagoras
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