Pythagoreanism

[pi-thag-uh-ree-uh-niz-uh m]
noun
  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
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Pythagoreanism

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