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characteristic root
Word Origin
noun
,
Mathematics
1.
a scalar for which there exists a nonzero vector such that the scalar times the vector equals the value of the vector under a given linear transformation on a vector space.
2.
a root of the characteristic equation of a given matrix.
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Also called
characteristic value,
eigenvalue
,
latent root
,
proper value
.
Origin of
characteristic root
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1955-1960
1955-60
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Word Value for
characteristic
23
25
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