noun
pl. pies- a mixed, disordered collection of printing type
- any jumble or mixture
Origin of pi
see pietransitive verb
pied, pie′ing or pi′ingpi
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noun
pl. piesOrigin of pi
see pietransitive verb
pied, pie′ing or pi′ingOrigin of pi
Classical Greek pi, earlier pei from Sem, as in Classical Hebrew (language) pi
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noun
Origin of pi
Late Greek pī from Greek pei of Phoenician origin palso pie Printing
noun
pl. pis, also piesverb
pied, pi·ing, pies, also pied pie·ing, piesverb
transitiveverb
intransitiveOrigin of pi
Origin unknownabbreviation
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The sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, is used to mathematically represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is equal to 3.14159265358979323846. . . . Pi is an infinite decimal, at least as far as we know. Pi has been calculated to many millions of decimal places, but to no end. Further, no repeating pattern has ever been discovered, and many mathematicians maintain that a repeating pattern is impossible. Pi has many important mathematical uses. For example, the area of a circle is pi times the square of the length of the radius, or A = r 2 , or pi r squared. Everyone, from middle school, knows that to be impossible, of course -- pies are round, some cakes are squared.
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The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet. It is used as a symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is 3.141592653, commonly rounded to 3.14. Perhaps no other number has been more pondered, examined and calculated than pi. Circa 1650 B.C., the ratio was computed by an Egyptian scribe, and the number was recorded as 3.16049 in the Rhind Papyrus. The writings described how to create a square area the same size as a circle. The Exact Value of Pi Over the years, pi, which was named some 3,000 years later, has been calculated numerous times to the maximum decimal place that humans and calculating devices could take it. In 1596, it was calculated to 32 decimal places and up to 127 places by 1719. In 1949, the ENIAC took 70 hours to yield 2,037 digits. However, in 1997, a Hitachi mainframe computed pi to 51.5 billion digits in 29 hours. The bottom line is that the absolutely exact value of pi cannot be computed.
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