eigenvector


ei·gen·vec·tor

noun \-ˌvek-tər\

Definition of EIGENVECTOR

:  a nonzero vector that is mapped by a given linear transformation of a vector space onto a vector that is the product of a scalar multiplied by the original vector —called also characteristic vector

Origin of EIGENVECTOR

International Scientific Vocabulary eigen- (from German eigen) + vector
First Known Use: 1941

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