linear independence

noun

: 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
linearly independent adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linear independence was in 1907

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“Linear independence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linear%20independence. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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