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Hermitian matrix

noun
  1. Mathematics. a matrix, whose entries are complex numbers, equal to the transpose of the matrix whose entries are the conjugates of the entries of the given matrix.
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Origin of Hermitian matrix

1925–30; after C. Hermite; see -ian
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Hermitian matrix

noun
  1. maths a matrix whose transpose is equal to the matrix of the complex conjugates of its entries
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Word Origin

C20: named after Charles Hermite (1822–1901), French mathematician
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