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linear combination
Word Origin
noun
Mathematics
. (of mathematical quantities)
a sum of products of each quantity times a constant:
The expression
aX + bY + cZ
is a linear combination of
X, Y,
and
Z,
where
a, b,
and
c
are constants.
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Origin of
linear combination
First recorded in
1955–60
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