Pythagorean proposition
Pythagorean Pyth`a*go"re*an, a. [L. Pythagoreus, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Pythagoras (a Greek philosopher, born about 582 b. c.), or his philosophy. [1913 Webster]

The central thought of the Pythagorean philosophy is the idea of number, the recognition of the numerical and mathematical relations of things. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

{Pythagorean proposition} (Geom.), the theorem that the square described upon the hypothenuse of a plane right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares described upon the other two sides.

{Pythagorean system} (Astron.), the commonly received system of astronomy, first taught by Pythagoras, and afterward revived by Copernicus, whence it is also called the {Copernican system}.

{Pythagorean letter}. See {Y.} [1913 Webster]


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