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Gnomon
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[3] Arithmetic technical term

Arithmetic technical term from Greek numerical theory. The term was adopted from geometry, where the gnomon describes the shape of an angle bar that remains when a smaller square is removed from a larger square. The Pythagoreans represented arithmetic series …

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Folkerts, Menso (Munich), “Gnomon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e425680>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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