from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a python.
  • adj. Of or resembling an oracle; prophetic.
  • adj. Of extraordinary size and power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the pythons
  • adj. Prophetic; oracular; pretending to foretell events.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Prophetic; oracular; pretending to foretell events.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Oracular; pertaining to the prediction of future events; prophetic.
  • Of or pertaining to a python or the pythons; resembling a python.


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  • Wondrous things were wrought by the so-called pythonic spirit; evidently outside the natural order, still more evidently not by the agency of God, and of a certainty through the secret workings of the "Old Boy" himself.

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  • It was made for inspecting and modifying DICOM files in an easy "pythonic" way.

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  • This library takes a "pythonic" approach to make it more clear and easy to implement.

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  • It was simply considered not worth the effort to invent a convoluted new syntax for it which would not be very pythonic.

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  • This film dealt with the pythonic police as prescient "precogs," able to know that someone was about to commit a crime.

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  • The green was then plucked from our modest front yard flora and rushed to the banks, but the banks then stubbornly refused to shelter us with their pythonic branches.

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  • This looks like a simple-to-use and very pythonic tool for parsing options from the command line.

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  • Externally I'm focusing on making Gnuplot do my bidding (/me curses python front-ends that haven't been designed in a pythonic way, and so break python's design aim of "principle of least surprise") and other matters related to dealing with my paper in these last 48 hours.

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  • This did not always guarantee either sleeper a dry or restful nap, however, since from time to time something in his pythonic dreams would bestir the serpent-man, causing him to turn over in his slumber and dump his dozing companions unceremoniously into the drink.

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  • As he struggled weakly to disengage himself from her pythonic embrace, a young man stepped down from the porch of a nearby house and approached.

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