eigenvector

noun ei·gen·vec·tor \ ˈī-gən-ˌvek-tər \

Definition of eigenvector

: a nonzero vector that is mapped by a given linear transformation of a vector space onto a vector that is the product of a scalar multiplied by the original vector called also characteristic vector

Origin and Etymology of eigenvector

International Scientific Vocabulary eigen- (from German eigen) + vector


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