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# What is the definition of 'Pi', the math thing that nobody wants to mess with?

Question #17556. Asked by Shuffle. (Mar 22 02 5:28 AM)

Jeeves

The most basic definition of Pi is that it is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. This is not the definition of its value, which can be expressed as a mathematical series that produces an infinitely long number.

 Mar 22 02, 8:11 AM
_princess_007

1) The ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle; approximately equal to 3.14159265358979323846...

2) The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet

http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?w=pi

 Nov 16 06, 9:20 PM
Yanks2003

3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510.....

Pi is an irrational real number, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter in Euclidean geometry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi

 Dec 13 06, 4:25 PM
Master_Algie

Mathematically...
A transcendental number, approximately 3.14159, represented by the symbol , that expresses the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle and appears as a constant in many mathematical expressions

And, indeed, the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Also, pi (alternatively "pie") means an amount of type that has been jumbled or thrown together at random. In verb tense, it's to jumble or mix up, or to become jumbled.

http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/search;_ylt=Aj8a6jP4J1lOtbFBGEAU7KuqgMMF?p=pi

 Dec 19 06, 12:08 AM

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