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

Examples of adjoint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Led by Paola Villa, an adjoint curator at the University’s Museum of Natural History, the scientists analyzed dozens of shells found at the Grotta dei Moscerini, a beachside cave in the Italian region of Latium. Fox News, "Neanderthal beachcombers went diving for seashells, scientists discover," 17 Jan. 2020

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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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The first known use of adjoint was in 1858

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24 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Adjoint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjoint. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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