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Π π   –   Greek: πι
Wikipedia article on pi


See also pI, , , , and

English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
pi

Plural
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pi ({{{1}}})
  1. The name of the sixteenth letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets and the seventeenth in Old Greek.
  2. (mathematics) An irrational constant representing the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter; approximately 3.1415926535897932; usually written π.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Metal type that has been spilled, mixed together, or disordered. Also called pie.

Synonyms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to pi

Third person singular
pies

Simple past
pied

Past participle
-

Present participle
piing

to pi (third-person singular simple present pies, present participle piing, simple past and past participle pied)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To spill or mix printing type. Also, "to pie".

Adjective

pi (not comparable)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Not part of the usual font character set; especially, non-Roman type or symbols as opposed to standard alphanumeric Roman type.
    In computing, pi characters are entered with special combinations of keys like ctrl-alt-x, or via character sequences such as {.

Translations

Abbreviation

pi

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) pica (conventionally, 12 points = 1 pica, 6 picas = 1 inch)
  2. piaster

Related terms


Albanian

Verb

pi

  1. To drink.

Usage notes

  • ai pi - he is a drinker
  • nuk pi duhan - I do not smoke

Catalan

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] pinus.

Noun

pi

  1. pine

Inuktitut

Alternative spellings

  • (Syllabics )

Noun

pi

  1. A thing.

Lojban

Cmavo

pi

  1. decimal point
    xapixa
    6.6

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Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

pi

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Quechua

Pronoun

pi

  1. who

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