diagonalize

verb
di·​ag·​o·​nal·​ize | \ dī-ˈa-gə-nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce diagonalize (audio) , -ˈag-nə- \
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 \ dī-​ˈa-​gə-​nə-​ˌlī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce diagonalizable (audio) , -​ˈag-​nə-​ \ adjective
diagonalization \ dī-​ˌa-​gə-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce diagonalization (audio) , -​ˌag-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​ \ noun

First Known Use of diagonalize

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Diagonalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diagonalize. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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