nilpotent

[ nil-poht-nt ]
/ nɪlˈpoʊt nt /

adjective Mathematics.

equal to zero when raised to a certain power.

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Origin of nilpotent

First recorded in 1865–70; nil + potent1

Words nearby nilpotent

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