linear dependence


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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about linear dependence

Time Traveler for linear dependence

Time Traveler

The first known use of linear dependence was in 1907

See more words from the same year

Statistics for linear dependence

Cite this Entry

“Linear dependence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on linear dependence

What made you want to look up linear dependence? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!