invariant

adjective
in·​vari·​ant | \ (ˌ)in-ˈver-ē-ənt How to pronounce invariant (audio) \

Definition of invariant

: constant, unchanging specifically : unchanged by specified mathematical or physical operations or transformations invariant factor

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Other Words from invariant

invariant noun

Examples of invariant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Einstein, time isn’t a rigid, invariant backdrop. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "Is the future real? The philosopher’s guide to time travel.," 15 Mar. 2021 So far, the Conway knot has fallen in the blind spot of every invariant mathematicians have come up with to study sliceness. Quanta Magazine, "In a Single Measure, Invariants Capture the Essence of Math Objects," 2 June 2020 Einstein’s 1905 papers on relativity led to the unmistakable conclusion, for example, that the relationship between energy and mass is invariant, even though energy and mass themselves can take vastly different forms. Wired, "The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries," 14 July 2019 Einstein’s 1905 papers on relativity led to the unmistakable conclusion, for example, that the relationship between energy and mass is invariant, even though energy and mass themselves can take vastly different forms. Wired, "The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries," 14 July 2019 Einstein’s 1905 papers on relativity led to the unmistakable conclusion, for example, that the relationship between energy and mass is invariant, even though energy and mass themselves can take vastly different forms. Wired, "The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries," 14 July 2019 Einstein’s 1905 papers on relativity led to the unmistakable conclusion, for example, that the relationship between energy and mass is invariant, even though energy and mass themselves can take vastly different forms. Wired, "The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries," 14 July 2019 Einstein’s 1905 papers on relativity led to the unmistakable conclusion, for example, that the relationship between energy and mass is invariant, even though energy and mass themselves can take vastly different forms. Quanta Magazine, "The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries," 26 June 2019 Scientists often describe symmetries as changes that don’t really change anything, differences that don’t make a difference, variations that leave deep relationships invariant. Wired, "The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of invariant

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of invariant was in 1874

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27 Mar 2021

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“Invariant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invariant. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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