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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