ansatz

See also: Ansatz

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EtymologyEdit

From German Ansatz.

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NounEdit

ansatz (plural ansatzes)

  1. A mathematical assumption used to describe a certain phenomenon, posited in order to help provisionally solve an equation or other problem. [from 20th c.]
    • 2011, Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw, The Quantum World, Allen Lane 2011, page 12:
      In such cases, scientists often make an ansatz, an educated guess if you like, and then proceed to compute the consequences of the guess.

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