Python meaning

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(greek mythology) A dragon or serpent that was the tutelary demon of the oracular cult at Delphi until killed and expropriated by Apollo.
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A trademark for a widely used scripting language designed for producing dynamic webpages.
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(gr. myth., proper) An enormous serpent that lurks in the cave of Mount Parnassus and is slain by Apollo.
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Any of a genus (Python, family Boidae) of very large, nonvenomous snakes of Asia, Africa, and Australia, that squeeze their prey to death.
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(popularly) Any large snake that squeezes its prey to death.
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A popular, object-oriented scripting language widely used for writing artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Python is also used to develop system utilities, Internet scripts, as well as to integrate components in C and C++. Created by Guido van Rossum in Amsterdam in the early 1990s, it was named after the BBC comedy series "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Python is an interpreted language that compiles to bytecode and requires a "virtual machine" for runtime execution. It uses elements from C, C++ and Modula and supports interfaces to popular functions and libraries such as Unix sockets, the Tk GUI library, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) and X11.The following example converts Fahrenheit to centigrade in Python. printf("Enter Fahrenheit: ") fahr = float(input) cell = ((fahr -32) * 5 / 9, 1) printf("Celsius is {}".format(cell))
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A type of large constricting snake.
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(Greek mythology) The earth-dragon of Delphi, represented as a serpent, killed by Apollo.
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A programming language invented by Guido van Rossum, named after Monty Python.
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(informal) The British comedy troupe Monty Python.
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A member of Monty Python: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones or Michael Palin; referred to collectively as The Pythons.

John Cleese is perhaps the best-known of the Pythons.

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Any of various nonvenomous snakes of the family Pythonidae, found chiefly in Asia, Africa, and Australia, that coil around and asphyxiate their prey. Some pythons can attain lengths of 8 meters (26 feet) or more.
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Origin of python

  • Probably French from Latin Pȳthōn mythical serpent killed by Apollo near Delphi Python1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin Pȳthōn from Greek Pūthōn dheub- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Πύθων (Puthōn), the name of the mythological enormous serpent at Delphi slain by Apollo, from Πυθώ (PÅ«thō), the early name of Delphi, from πυθώ (puthō, “to rot, to decay").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek Πύθων (Puthōn), from Πυθώ (PÅ«thō), the early name of Delphi, from πυθώ (puthō, “to rot, to decay").

    From Wiktionary