Definition of ansatz in English:

ansatz

noun

Mathematics
  • An assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made in order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.

Pronunciation

ansatz

/ˈänˌsäts/ /ˈɑnˌsɑts/ /ˈänˌzäts/ /ˈɑnˌzɑts/

Origin

1930s from German Ansatz ‘approach, attempt’.