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  • n. A hidden class associated with each specific instance of another class.

Etymologies

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eigen- +‎ class

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  • “I recalled seeing the discussion in which eigenclass was first proposed.

    Here's the post by csaba on April 21, 2005:

    <quote>

    "Own class" is the best I've heard 'till now in terms of correctness,

    it's just a bit "pale". I mean, when you say "I go there by my own

    car", then the "own" doesn't refer to a special type of car, it just

    refers to some relation of the car with other things. It refers to a

    non-intrinsic thing. But if you say

    "I go there by my batcar", that makes a difference. Such a thing is

    what we need for ruby.

    What about "eigenclass", like in eigenvalue?

    </quote>>”

    Ruby-Talk, Tom Werner, August 11, 2006

    March 20, 2010