surd

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin surdus (deaf); in mathematical sense, "deaf to reason", i.e. irrational.

Noun[edit]

surd (plural surds)

  1. (arithmetic) An irrational number, especially one expressed using the √ symbol.
  2. (linguistics) A voiceless consonant.

Adjective[edit]

surd (comparative more surd, superlative most surd)

  1. (obsolete) Lacking the sense of hearing; deaf.
    • Sir Thomas Brown
      a surd [] generation
  2. (obsolete) unheard
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Kenrick to this entry?)
  3. (mathematics) Involving surds, or irrational numbers; not capable of being expressed in rational numbers.
    a surd expression or quantity; a surd number
  4. (phonetics) unvoiced; voiceless

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin surdus.

Adjective[edit]

surd 4 nom/acc forms

  1. deaf

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