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

First Known Use of eigenvector

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eigenvector

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

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