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Re: Ansatz?

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  • Subject: [mg101176] Re: Ansatz?
  • From: "M.Roellig" <markus.roellig at googlemail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 06:48:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h1nf0q$91h$1@smc.vnet.net> <h1vmau$aj8$1@smc.vnet.net>

>
> 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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