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pseudoscalar

[soo-duh-skey-ler]
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adjective Physics, Mathematics.
  1. a scalar quantity that changes sign when the sense of the orientation of the coordinate system is changed.

Origin of pseudoscalar

First recorded in 1940–45; pseudo- + scalar
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British Dictionary definitions for pseudoscalar

pseudoscalar

noun
  1. maths a variable quantity that has magnitude but not direction and is an odd function of the coordinatesCompare pseudovector, scalar (def. 1), tensor (def. 2), vector (def. 1)
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