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Meaning of PI

Pronunciation:  pI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
  2. [n]  the scientist in charge of an experiment or research project
  3. [n]  someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
  4. [n]  the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle

PI is a 2 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: 3.14159265358979323846..., operative, principal investigator, private detective, private eye, private investigator, shamus, sherlock
 See Also: alphabetic character, detective, Greek alphabet, hotel detective, house detective, house dick, inquiry agent, irrational number, letter, letter of the alphabet, man of science, scientist, store detective



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pi\ (p[imac]), n. [Gr. pi^.]
    1. A Greek letter ([Pi], [pi]) corresponding to the Roman
       letter {P}.
    2. Specif.: (Math.) The letter [Pi], [pi], as used to denote
       the number or quotient approximately expressing the ratio
       of the circumference of a circle to its diameter; also,
       the quotient or the ratio itself. The value of the
       quotient pi, to eight decimal places, is 3.14159265. The
       quotient pi cannot be expressed as a root of an algebraic
       equation; and from this fact follows the impossibility of
       the quadrature of the circle by purely algebraic
       processes, or by the aid of a ruler and compass.
  2. \Pi\, n. [See {Pica}, {Pie} magpie, service-book.] (Print.)
    A mass of type confusedly mixed or unsorted. [Written also
  3. \Pi\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pieing}.]
    To put into a mixed and disordered condition, as type; to mix
    and disarrange the type of; as, to pi a form. [Written also
Computing Dictionary

An interface between prolog application programs and the x window system that aims to be independent from the prolog engine, provided that it has a quintus foreign function interface (e.g. sicstus and yap). It is mostly written in prolog and is divided in two libraries: Edipo - the lower level interface to the xlib functions; and Ytoolkit - the higher level user interface toolkit.

E-mail: Ze' Paulo Leal <[email protected]>.

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