eigenfunction

noun
ei·gen·function | \ "+ˌ- \

Definition of eigenfunction 

: the solution of a differential equation (such as the Schrödinger wave equation) satisfying specified conditions

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History and Etymology for eigenfunction

partial translation of German eigenfunktion, from eigen- + funktion function

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