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Meaning of Pythagoreanism

Py•thag•o•re•an•ism

Pronunciation: (pi-thag"u-rē'u-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the doctrines of Pythagoras and his followers, esp. the belief that the universe is the manifestation of various combinations of mathematical ratios.
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