Meaning of SURD in English


[ sə:d ]

■ noun

1》 Mathematics an irrational number.

2》 Phonetics a speech sound uttered with the breath and not the voice (e.g. f , k , p ).


C16 (as adjective): from L. ~us 'deaf, mute'; as a mathematical term, translating Gk alogos 'irrational, speechless'.

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