Definitions

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  • n. A vector that is not rotated under a given linear transformation; a left or right eigenvector depending on context.
  • n. A right eigenvector; a nonzero vector such that, for a particular matrix , for some scalar which is its eigenvalue and an eigenvalue of the matrix.

Etymologies

eigen- +‎ vector (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • eigenvector: There was a time when I knew what this word meant -- just enough to know I'd never really be able to use one.

    December 7, 2006