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quod erat demonstrandum

[ kwawd e-raht dey-mawn-strahn-doom; English kwod er-uht dem-uhn-stran-duhm ]
/ kwɔd ˈɛ rɑt ˌdeɪ mɔnˈstrɑn dʊm; English kwɒd ˈɛr ət ˌdɛm ənˈstræn dəm /
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Latin.
which was to be shown or demonstrated.
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British Dictionary definitions for quod erat demonstrandum

quod erat demonstrandum
/ Latin (ˈkwɒd ˈɛræt ˌdɛmənˈstrændʊm) /

(at the conclusion of a proof, esp of a theorem in Euclidean geometry) which was to be provedAbbreviation: QED
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Cultural definitions for quod erat demonstrandum

quod erat demonstrandum
[ (kwawd er-aht dem-uhn-stran-duhm) ]

A phrase used to signal that a proof has just been completed. From Latin, meaning “that which was to be demonstrated.”

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