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adjoint

[aj-oint]
noun Mathematics.
  1. a square matrix obtained from a given square matrix and having the property that its product with the given matrix is equal to the determinant of the given matrix times the identity matrix.
  2. Also called Hermitian conjugate, transposed conjugate. the matrix obtained from a given matrix by interchanging rows and columns and by replacing each element by its complex conjugate.
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Origin of adjoint

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Historical Examples of adjoint

  • As soon as she had left the room, Leigh dropped the ten louis into the adjoint's hand.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • In addition to the pass, the adjoint had given Leigh a note to his cousin.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • He was allowed to see his adjoint, who came to him with a troubled face.

  • In 1650 Girardon was made member of the Academy, in 1659 professor, in 1674 “adjoint au recteur,” and finally in 1695 chancellor.


British Dictionary definitions for adjoint

adjoint

noun
  1. maths
    1. another name for Hermitian conjugate
    2. a generalization in category theory of this notion
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