hypercomplex

adjective
hy·​per·​complex | \ ¦hīpə(r)+ \

Definition of hypercomplex

: of, relating to, or being a general form of number that can be expressed as a vector of n dimensions in the form x1e1 + x2e2 + … + xnen where the coefficients x1, x2, … xn range over a given number field and e1 = (e, 0, 0, … 0), e2 = (0, e, 0, … 0), … en = (0, 0, … e) where e is the multiplicative identity of the field hypercomplex variable

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History and Etymology for hypercomplex

hyper- + complex entry 1

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“Hypercomplex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypercomplex. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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