eigenfunction

noun

ei·​gen·​function
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: the solution of a differential equation (such as the Schrödinger wave equation) satisfying specified conditions

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Eigenfunction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eigenfunction. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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