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eigenfunction

[ ahy-guhn-fuhngk-shuhn ]
/ ˈaɪ gənˌfʌŋk ʃən /
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noun Mathematics.

a characteristic vector in a vector space in which the elements are functions.

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Also called proper function.

Origin of eigenfunction

1925–30; <German Eigenfunktion, equivalent to eigen- characteristic, particular + Funktionfunction

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British Dictionary definitions for eigenfunction

eigenfunction
/ (ˈaɪɡənˌfʌŋkʃən) /

noun

maths physics a function satisfying a differential equation, esp an allowed function for a system in wave mechanics
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