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A straight line is a trivial example of a curve.
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Sentence #482156

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A straight line is a trivial example of a curve.
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deu
Eine Gerade ist ein triviales Beispiel für eine Kurve.
fra
Une ligne droite est un cas particulier de courbe.
epo
Rekto estas apartaĵo el linio.
epo
Rekta linio estas aparta kazo de kurbo.
epo
Rekto estas triviala ekzemplo de kurbo.
fra
Une droite est un exemple trivial de courbe.
jpn
直線は曲線の特殊な例だ。
直線(ちょくせん)曲線(きょくせん)特殊(とくしゅ)(れい) だ 。
spa
Una línea recta es un caso particular de una curva.

Comments

MethodGT
2013-08-17 22:52
I don't think you mean "trivial" here. Trivial means not very important. You probably meant to say "special", which in this case would mean particular, or specific.

Also, the tag is wrong: Math isn't countable, so there is no plural form.
rabblerouzer
2014-10-20 01:21
Just want to second MethodGT's comments. Both are spot on and, at this point, the sentence doesn't convey the meaning that the Japanese equivalent does.
Ooneykcall
2014-10-20 02:06 - edited 2014-10-20 02:10
"Math and maths are equally acceptable abbreviations of mathematics. The only difference is that math is preferred in the U.S. and Canada, and maths is preferred in the U.K., Australia, and most other English-speaking areas of the world."

Now don't start presuming one version is superior, etc...

Now on "trivial", the dictionaries say...
5. (mathematics) Of, relating to, or being the simplest possible case.
A straight line is the simplest instance of a curve, mathematically speaking. Makes sense, no?