iracionāls

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via some other European language, ultimately from Latin irratiōnālis, from ir- + ratiōnālis.

The sense "radical; involving mathematical roots" is perhaps related to the fact that the square roots of most integers are irrational.

Adjective[edit]

iracionāls (def. iracionālais, comp. iracionālāks, sup. visiracionālākais; adv. iracionāli)

  1. irrational (not understandable by the mind, not rational, not reasonable)
    iracionāls sapnisirrational dream
    iracionāla kaislībairrational passion
    iracionāls lēmumsirrational decision
  2. (mathematics) irrational (not reducible to a fraction, and integer, or zero)
    iracionāls skaitlisirrational number
  3. (mathematics) radical (involving mathematical roots)
    izteiksmes, kas satur saknes (daļveida kāpinātājus) sauc par iracionālām izteiksmēmexpressions that contain roots (fractional exponents) are called radical expressions
    vienādojumu, kas satur sakni (radikāli) ar mainīgo zem tās, sauc par iracionālu vienādojumuan equation that contains a root (a radical) with a variable underneath it is called a radical equation

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References[edit]

  • Vitanda Sakse (1998) Algebra 10.-12. klasei, Rīga: Pētergailis, ISBN 9984 504 69 7, pages 34, 70