eigenvector

[ ahy-guh n-vek-ter ]
/ ˈaɪ gənˌvɛk tər /

noun Mathematics.


Nearby words

  1. eigen-,
  2. eigenfrequency,
  3. eigenfunction,
  4. eigentone,
  5. eigenvalue,
  6. eiger,
  7. eight,
  8. eight ball,
  9. eight-spot,
  10. eight-track tape

Origin of eigenvector

First recorded in 1955–60, eigenvector is from the German word Eigenvektor

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British Dictionary definitions for eigenvector

eigenvector

/ (ˈaɪɡənˌvɛktə) /

noun

maths physics a vector x satisfying an equation A x = λ x, where A is a square matrix and λ is a constant
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