diagonalize

verb
di·​ag·​o·​nal·​ize | \ -nə-ˌlīz \
diagonalized; diagonalizing

Definition of diagonalize

transitive verb

: to put (a matrix) in a form with all the nonzero elements along the diagonal from upper left to lower right

Other Words from diagonalize

diagonalizable \ -​ˌlī-​zə-​bəl \ adjective
diagonalization \ -​ˌa-​gə-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən , -​ˌag-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​ \ noun

First Known Use of diagonalize

1942, in the meaning defined above

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