linear independence


Definition of linear independence

: the property of a set (as of matrices or vectors) having no linear combination of all its elements equal to zero when coefficients are taken from a given set unless the coefficient of each element is zero

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linearly independent adjective

First Known Use of linear independence

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Linear independence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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