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surd

Maths an expression containing one or more irrational roots of numbers, such as 2&#221A3 + 3&#221A2 + 6

surd

[sərd]
(mathematics)
A sum of one or more roots of rational numbers, some or all of which are themselves irrational numbers.
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Because Lonergan distinguished the faithful adherence from the biased aberration of the immanent lawfulness of our being and, thus, genuine social development from the social surd, his analysis of that good avoids that nostalgia which is rightly criticized.
fortune of unfulfillment, the surd of contingency within bereavement,
16) Si confronti a questo proposito il testo completo della poesia: "Tra num e Diu gh'e cume un voj de aria,/penser, un nient, un sass surd e luntan.
The Shakespearean "human," in the most uncompromising version of Gross's vision, resembles nothing so much as the golem of kabbalistic mysticism--"an anomalous entity, a categorical surd .
But perhaps the thing to do instead is to take a trip to the Spiral Jetty, if only because, as Smithson dreamed it, "in the Spiral Jetty the surd takes over and leads one into a world that cannot be expressed by number or rationality.
The idea of war betw een EU member states now seems ab surd.
perdona sto me surd indurmentass, | che mi sunt orb nel foss de la mia rogna | e i to sbuttun duma me fann sveliass" ("Oh Dio, perdona il mio dimenticare, | [.
with an essay on the mode of teaching the surd or deaf, and consequently dumb, to speak, published in Philadelphia in 1793, having won a gold medal from the American Philosophical Society in January of that year.
surd 'Hain', kizpu surd 'Birkenhein' (kizpu 'Birke') sind weit und breit angewandte Worter und bestatigen diese Ansicht.
However, while that was ab surd comedy, Martin Boorman's black and white film of notorious Irish criminal Martin Cahill (Brendan Gleeson) is for real.
We all experience the surd of suffering in the course of our lives, and yet Hauerwas points (rightly) to the diseases and dying of children as the most vexing experience of the reality of evil, and for Christians (his primary audience) the most perplexing challenge for their created constructs of God.
81) In speaking of decline and the social surd, Happel adduces the fact that life as we know it is plagued by the problem of evil.