\pˈa͡ɪθɐɡˌɔːɹi͡ənz], \pˈaɪθɐɡˌɔːɹiənz], \p_ˈaɪ_θ_ɐ_ɡ_ˌɔː_ɹ_iə_n_z]\
Definitions of PYTHAGOREANS
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(Hist.) The followers of the Samian Pythagoras, called the first of the Greek philosophers. His lifetime is uncertain. He is said to have resolved all philosophy into the relations of numbers, God being the original unity; and to have drawn up a table of opposites [Gr.]-odd and even, one and many, etc., which points to a system of dualism. See Ahriman; Metempsychosis.
By Henry Percy Smith
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- The act tabularizing, or state of being tabularized; formation into tables; tabulation.