Hilbert space

noun
Hil·​bert space | \ ˈhil-bərt- How to pronounce Hilbert space (audio) \

Definition of Hilbert space

: a vector space for which a scalar product is defined and in which every Cauchy sequence composed of elements in the space converges to a limit in the space

First Known Use of Hilbert space

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hilbert space

David Hilbert

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“Hilbert space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hilbert%20space. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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