(from the article `Incommensurables`) ...essentially mathematical and based on whole numbers. Of special relevance was the manipulation of ratios, which at first took place in accordance ...

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[

*adj]* - (linguistics) of speech sounds 2. [n] - a consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords

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• (a.) Unheard. • (a.) Net having the sense of hearing; deaf. • (a.) Involving surds; not capable of being expressed in rational numbers; radical; irrational; as, a surd expression or quantity; a surd number. • (n.) A surd element of speech. See Surd, a., 4. • (a.) Uttered, as an element of speech, without tone, or proper v...

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voiceless consonant *noun* a consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords

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**Surd** * adjective* [ Latin

* surdus* deaf (whence the meaning, deaf to reason, irrational), perhaps akin to English

* swart* . Confer

__ Sordine__ .]

** 1.** Net having the sense of hearing; deaf. [ Obsolete] 'A

* surd* . . . generation.'

* Sir T. Browne.* ** 2.** Unheard. [ Obso...

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**Surd** * noun* * (Math.)* ** 1.** A quantity which can not be expressed by rational numbers; thus, √2 is a

* surd* .

** 2.** * (Phon.)* A surd element of speech. See

__ Surd__ ,

* adjective* , 4.

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1. Net having the sense of hearing; deaf. 'A surd . . . Generation.' ... 2. Unheard. ... 3. <mathematics> Involving surds; not capable of being expressed in rational numbers; radical; irrational; as, a surd expression or quantity; a surd number. ... 4. Uttered, as an element of speech, without tone, or proper vocal sound; voiceless; unintonat...

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a large surdo. Also called surdo terremoto ("earthquake") or surdo treme terra ("earth tremors").

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deaf; senseless

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In mathematics, expression containing the root of an irrational number that can never be exactly expressed – for example, √3 = 1.732050808... . √3 can be expressed in index notation as 3

^{1/2} or 3 to the power half. Simplifying surds (roots) Expressions involving surds can be factorized numerically to s...

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irrational number

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Surd is an algebraic term to describe a quantity not expressible in rational numbers, such as the cube root of 3.

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Used in mathematics to describe an irrational quantity. See also: Irrational Number.

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