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# characteristic vector

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noun Mathematics.

a vector for which there exists a scalar such that the value of the vector under a given transformation is equal to the scalar times the vector.

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Also called eigenvector.

## Origin of characteristic vector

First recorded in 1955â60

## Words nearby characteristic vector

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