Python definitions

pī'thŏn', -thən
A trademark for a widely used scripting language designed for producing dynamic webpages.
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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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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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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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Any large snake that squeezes its prey to death.
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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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A soothsaying spirit or demon.
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A person possessed by such a spirit.
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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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(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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Origin of python

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").