[ pi-thag-uh-ree-uh-niz-uhm ]

  1. the doctrines of Pythagoras and his followers, especially the belief that the universe is the manifestation of various combinations of mathematical ratios.

Origin of Pythagoreanism

First recorded in 1720–30; Pythagorean + -ism

Words Nearby Pythagoreanism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Pythagoreanism in a sentence

  • Neo-Pythagoreanism was a curious attempt to found a religion which would satisfy both the critical spirit and the people.

    Essays on the Greek Romances | Elizabeth Hazelton Haight

British Dictionary definitions for Pythagoreanism


/ (paɪˌθæɡəˈriːəˌnɪzəm) /

  1. the teachings of Pythagoras and his followers, esp that the universe is essentially a manifestation of mathematical relationships

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