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Hermitian conjugate

[her-mee-shuh n]
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noun Mathematics.
  1. adjoint(def 2).
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Origin of Hermitian conjugate

1960–65; after C. Hermite; see -ian
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Hermitian conjugate

  1. maths a matrix that is the transpose of the matrix of the complex conjugates of the entries of a given matrixAlso called: adjoint
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Word Origin

C19: named after Charles Hermite (1822–1901), French mathematician
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