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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of eigenvalue
1925–30; partial translation of German Eigenwert, equivalent to eigen- characteristic, particular + Wertvalue
Words nearby eigenvalue
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British Dictionary definitions for eigenvalue
/ (ˈaɪɡənˌvæljuː) /
maths physics one of the particular values of a certain parameter for which a differential equation or matrix equation has an eigenfunction. In wave mechanics an eigenvalue is equivalent to the energy of a quantum state of a system
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