python

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[ pahy-thon, -thuhn ]
/ ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən /

noun

any of several Old World boa constrictors of the subfamily Pythoninae, often growing to a length of more than 20 feet (6 meters): the Indian python, Python molurus, is endangered.

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Origin of python

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1580–90; <New Latin; special use of Python1

Definition for python (2 of 4)

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[ pahy-thon, -thuhn ]
/ ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən /

noun

a spirit or demon.
a person who is possessed by a spirit and prophesies by its aid.

Origin of python

2
1595–1605; <Late Greek pȳ́thōn; relation to Python1 unclear

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Python1
[ pahy-thon, -thuhn ]
/ ˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən /

noun Classical Mythology.

a large dragon who guarded the chasm at Delphi from which prophetic vapors emerged. He was finally killed by Apollo, who established his oracle on the site.

Origin of Python

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1390–1400; Middle English, from Latin Pȳthōn, from Greek Pȳ́thōn

Definition for python (4 of 4)

Python2
[ pahy-thon ]
/ ˈpaɪ θɒn /

Digital Technology, Trademark.

an open-source, high-level programming language known for its readability and support for multiple programming styles, and, due to its many libraries, a large range of applications.

Origin of Python

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coined in 1989 by Python's creator Guido van Rossum after the comedy troupe Monty Python
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British Dictionary definitions for python (1 of 2)

python
/ (ˈpaɪθən) /

noun

any large nonvenomous snake of the family Pythonidae of Africa, S Asia, and Australia, such as Python reticulatus (reticulated python). They can reach a length of more than 20 feet and kill their prey by constriction

Derived forms of python

pythonic (paɪˈθɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for python

C16: New Latin, after Python

British Dictionary definitions for python (2 of 2)

Python
/ (ˈpaɪθən) /

noun

Greek myth a dragon, killed by Apollo at Delphi
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