HyperDic: pi

English > 5 senses of the word pi / PI:
NOUNquantitypithe ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle
person PI, private detective, private eye, private investigator, operative, shamus, sherlocksomeone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
person PI, principal investigatorthe scientist in charge of an experiment / experiment or research project
communicationpithe 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
artifactPI, protease inhibitoran antiviral drug used against HIV
pi / PI > pronunciation
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Rhymesmagpie ... spy: 7 rhymes with pay...
English > pi: 5 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningThe ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle; approximately equal to 3.14159265358979323846...
Broadertranscendental numberAn irrational number that is not algebraic
Spanishpi
Catalanpi
English > PI: 5 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who can be employed as a detective to collect information.
Synonymsprivate detective, private eye, private investigator, operative, shamus, sherlock
Narrowerhotel detective, house detective, house dickA private detective employed by a hotel or retail store
inquiry agentA private detective
store detectiveA private detective employed by a merchant to stop pilferage
BroaderdetectiveAn investigator / investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
Spanishagente, detective, detective privado, investigador privado
Catalanagent, detectiu, detectiu privat, investigador privat
English > PI: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningThe scientist in charge of an experiment / experiment or research project.
Synonymprincipal investigator
BroaderscientistA person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
Spanishinvestigador principal
Catalaninvestigador principal
English > pi: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.
Member ofGreek alphabetThe alphabet used by ancient Greeks
Broaderletter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic characterThe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
Spanishpi
Catalanpi
English > PI: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs.
Synonymprotease inhibitor
Part ofdrug cocktail, highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAARTA combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors
Narrowerindinavir, CrixivanA protease inhibitor (trade name Crixivan) used for treating HIV
nelfinavir, ViraceptA protease inhibitor (trade name Viracept) used in treating HIV usually in combination with other drugs
ritonavir, NorvirA protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV
saquinavir, InviraseA weak protease inhibitor (trade name Invirase) used in treating HIV
Broaderantiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drugAny drug that destroys viruses

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