linear dependence

noun

Definition of linear dependence

: the property of one set (as of matrices or vectors) having at least one linear combination of its elements equal to zero when the coefficients are taken from another given set and at least one of its coefficients is not equal to zero

Other Words from linear dependence

linearly dependent adjective

First Known Use of linear dependence

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Linear dependence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linear%20dependence. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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