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**Ansatz**

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**ansatz** (*plural* **ansatzes**)

- 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.

- In such cases, scientists often make an