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Definitions for surprisal
sərˈpraɪ zəlsur·prisal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surprise, surprisalnoun

    the act of surprising someone


  1. surprisalnoun

    A surprise attack or ambush; a sudden or unexpected assault.

  2. surprisalnoun

    A sudden coming-upon someone or something unexpectedly or unawares.

  3. surprisalnoun

    A surprising event or occurrence.

  4. surprisalnoun

    The feeling caused by being surprised; surprise, shock, amazement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surprisalnoun

    the act of surprising, or state of being surprised; surprise

    Etymology: [See Surprise, n.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surprisal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surprisal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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