orthonormal

adjective

or·​tho·​nor·​mal ˌȯr-thə-ˈnȯr-məl How to pronounce orthonormal (audio)
1
of real-valued functions : orthogonal with the integral of the square of each function over a specified interval equal to one
2
: being or composed of orthogonal elements of unit length
orthonormal basis of a vector space

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of orthonormal was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Orthonormal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthonormal. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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