# pi

## Definitions

### General Science

- noun the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

### Economics

- noun a Greek letter used in mathematics to indicated the quantity 3.14159. The Ancient Greeks calculated that the circumference of a circle was 2π
*r* (where *r* is the radius) and that the area of a circle is π*r*^{2} but they were not able calculate an exact value for π. They knew it was slightly less than 3 1/7. In fact, π does not have a finite value, being 3.14159… with a series of figures continuing to infinity.

### Electronics

- An irrational number whose value is approximately 3.14159265358979, although it continues indefinitely in a non-repeating manner. It is used in many calculations. Its symbol is π.

### Business

- abbreviation forpica (pc or pi)

### Medical

- acronym forpressure index
(written as *PI*)

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