Greek letter, from Hebrew, literally "little mouth." As the name of the mathematical constant, from 1841 in English, used in Latin 1748 by Swiss mathematician Leonhart Euler (1707-1783), as an abbreviation of Greek periphereia "periphery." For the meaning "printer's term for mixed type," see pie (3).
pi (pī)
n. pl. pis
Symbol π The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.
pI (pē'ī')
n.
The pH value for the isoelectric point of a given substance in solution.
The irrational number obtained by dividing the length of the diameter of a circle into its circumference. Pi is approximately 3.1416. The sign for pi is π.
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