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The rest, however, the curvature that by some ethereal, spiritual means escaped the calculable embrace that could turn it into a rational number—that, said the prosecutor, his jaw trembling, that was pi!
Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  a number that can be expressed as a simple fraction; i.e., one integer over another such as 1/2
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  • The rest, however, the curvature that by some ethereal, spiritual means escaped the calculable embrace that could turn it into a rational number—that, said the prosecutor, his jaw trembling, that was pi!
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
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Associated words [difficulty]:   rational number , irrational number [9] , ration [1] , ratio [2]
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