Kshetragata, Kṣetragata, Kshetra-gata: 5 definitions


Kshetragata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Kṣetragata can be transliterated into English as Ksetragata or Kshetragata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Kṣetragata (क्षेत्रगत) refers to the “geometrical” (method of demonstration), according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—The method of demonstration has been stated to be always of two kinds according to Bhāskara II in the Bījagaṇita:—“one geometrical (kṣetragata) and the other symbolical (rāśigata)”. We do not know who was the first in India to use geometrical methods for demonstrating algebraic rules. Bhāskara II (1150) ascribes it to ancient teachers.

Ganitashastra book cover
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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshetragata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣetragata (क्षेत्रगत).—a. geometrical. °उपपत्तिः (upapattiḥ) f. geometrical proof.

Kṣetragata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣetra and gata (गत).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣetragata (क्षेत्रगत):—[=kṣetra-gata] [from kṣetra] mfn. ‘relating to plane figures’, geometrical

[Sanskrit to German]

Kshetragata in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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