\pˈa͡ɪθɐɡəɹˌɪzəm], \pˈaɪθɐɡəɹˌɪzəm], \p_ˈaɪ_θ_ɐ_ɡ_ə_ɹ_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]\
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The doctrines or teachings of Pythagoras, an anc. Greek philosopher who taught that the solution of the principal philosophical problems is to be sought for in the study of mathematical relations, and who is popularly esteemed the author of the doctrine of the transmigration of souls through different orders of animal existence.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.