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Re: Ansatz?


>
> Also, "ansatz" might relate etymologically to "ersatz", which means
> "cheap substitute".

No it doesn't.

Ersatz can be translated in many ways. But it doesn't inherently
involve any assessment,
or quality statement. Some common translations are:
replacement
alternative
compensation
reimbursement
reparation
substitute

Cheers,

Markus


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