Pythagorean proposition

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pythagorean proposition the 47th proposition of Euclid, Book I., said to have been discovered by Pythagoras
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Usage

In literature:

This proposition seems undoubtedly due to the Pythagoreans, as tradition has always asserted.
"The Teaching of Geometry" by David Eugene Smith
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In science:

We have F is Pythagorean by Proposition 6.1 and F (2) = F (√−1, √a) for some a ∈ F .
Galois Groups Over Nonrigid Fields
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