Definition of Pythagoras' theorem in English:

Pythagoras' theorem


  • A theorem attributed to Pythagoras that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal in area to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.

    • ‘By chapter two he is proving Pythagoras' theorem from first principles and introducing non-Euclidean geometry.’
    • ‘Among these is the enunciation (but not proof) of Pythagoras' theorem.’
    • ‘Suffice it to say that the headaches of algebra, Pythagoras' theorem, and geometry didn't tickle his fancy.’
    • ‘The Sulba Sutras demonstrate that India had Pythagoras' theorem before the great Greek was born.’


Pythagoras' theorem