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
linearly dependent adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linear dependence was in 1907

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“Linear dependence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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