symmetric matrix


noun Mathematics.

a matrix with the lower-left half equal to the mirror image of the upper-right half; a matrix that is its own transpose.

Nearby words

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  8. symmetrize,
  9. symmetry,
  10. symmetry element

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British Dictionary definitions for symmetric matrix

symmetric matrix

noun

maths a square matrix that is equal to its transpose, being symmetrical about its main diagonal. A skew symmetric matrix is equal to the negation of its transposeCompare orthogonal matrix
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