adjoint

noun
ad·​joint | \ ˈa-ˌjȯint How to pronounce adjoint (audio) \

Definition of adjoint

: the transpose of a matrix in which each element is replaced by its cofactor

First Known Use of adjoint

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adjoint

derivative of adjoint, adjective, "related by a process of transposition," borrowed from French, literally, "adjoined," from past participle of adjoindre "to adjoin"

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“Adjoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjoint. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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