Vajrabhyasa, Vajrābhyāsa, Vajra-abhyasa: 7 definitions


Vajrabhyasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Vajrābhyāsa (वज्राभ्यास) or Tiryagguṇana (cross multiplication) used in algebra, according to Gaṇeśa in the Gaṇitamañjarī.

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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vajrabhyasa in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vajrābhyāsa (वज्राभ्यास).—m S Cross multiplication.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Vajrābhyāsa (वज्राभ्यास).—cross-multiplication.

Derivable forms: vajrābhyāsaḥ (वज्राभ्यासः).

Vajrābhyāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vajra and abhyāsa (अभ्यास).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrābhyāsa (वज्राभ्यास).—m.

(-saḥ) Cross multiplication. E. vajra, and abhyāsa practising.

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

Vajrābhyāsa (वज्राभ्यास):—[from vajra > vaj] m. cross or zigzag multiplication, [Bījagaṇita]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrābhyāsa (वज्राभ्यास):—[vajrā+bhyāsa] (saḥ) 1. m. Cross multiplication.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vajrabhyasa 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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