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 for surd
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surd \Surd\, n. (Math.)
     1. A quantity which can not be expressed by rational numbers;
        thus, [root]2 is a surd.
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     2. (Phon.) A surd element of speech. See Surd, a., 4.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surd \Surd\, a. [L. surdus deaf (whence the meaning, deaf to
     reason, irrational), perhaps akin to E. swart. Cf.
     Sordine.]
     1. Net having the sense of hearing; deaf. [Obs.] "A surd . .
        . generation." --Sir T. Browne.
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     2. Unheard. [Obs.] --Kenrick.
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     3. (Math.) Involving surds; not capable of being expressed in
        rational numbers; radical; irrational; as, a surd
        expression or quantity; a surd number.
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     4. (Phonetics) Uttered, as an element of speech, without
        tone, or proper vocal sound; voiceless; unintonated;
        nonvocal; atonic; whispered; aspirated; sharp; hard, as f,
        p, s, etc.; -- opposed to sonant. See Guide to
        Pronunciation, [sect][sect]169, 179, 180.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  surd
      adj 1: produced without vibration of the vocal cords; "unvoiced
             consonants such as `p' and `k' and `s'" [syn: unvoiced,
             voiceless, surd, hard] [ant: soft, sonant,
             voiced]
      n 1: a consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords
           [syn: surd, voiceless consonant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  202 Moby Thesaurus words for "surd":
     Gaussian integer, accented, algebraic number, algorismic,
     algorithmic, aliquot, allophone, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar,
     apico-dental, articulated, articulation, aspiration, assimilated,
     assimilation, back, barytone, bilabial, broad, cacuminal, cardinal,
     cardinal number, central, cerebral, check, checked, close,
     complex number, consonant, consonantal, continuant, deaf,
     deaf and dumb, deaf-eared, deaf-mute, deafened, decimal,
     defective number, dental, differential, digital, diphthong,
     dissimilated, dissimilation, dorsal, dull-eared, earless,
     epenthetic vowel, even, even number, explosive, exponential,
     figural, figurate, figurative, finite, finite number, flat,
     fraction, fractional, front, glide, glossal, glottal,
     glottalization, guttural, hard, hard of hearing, heavy, high,
     imaginary, imaginary number, impair, impossible, infinite,
     infinity, integer, integral, intonated, irrational,
     irrational number, labial, labialization, labiodental, labiovelar,
     laryngeal, lateral, lax, light, lingual, liquid, logarithmic,
     logometric, low, manner of articulation, mid, mixed number,
     modification, monophthong, monophthongal, morphophoneme, mute,
     muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, negative, numeral, numerary,
     numerative, numeric, occlusive, odd, open, ordinal, oxytone, pair,
     palatal, palatalized, parasitic vowel, peak, pharyngeal,
     pharyngealization, pharyngealized, phone, phoneme, phonemic,
     phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, plosive, polygonal number,
     positive, possible, posttonic, prime, prime number,
     prothetic vowel, pure imaginary, radical, rational,
     rational number, real, real number, reciprocal, rectangular number,
     retroflex, round number, rounded, segmental phoneme, semivowel,
     serial number, soft, sonant, sonority, speech sound, stone-deaf,
     stop, stopped, stressed, strong, stunned, submultiple, syllabic,
     syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, tense, thick,
     thick of hearing, throaty, tonal, tone-deaf, tonic, transcendental,
     transcendental number, transfinite number, transition sound,
     triphthong, twangy, unaccented, unhearing, unrounded, unstressed,
     velar, vocable, vocalic, vocoid, voice, voiced, voiced sound,
     voiceless, voiceless sound, voicing, vowel, vowellike, weak,
     whole number, wide, word-deaf
  
  

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