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diagonalize

[dahy-ag-uh-nl-ahyz, -ag-nl-] /daɪˈæg ə nlˌaɪz, -ˈæg nl-/
verb (used with object), diagonalized, diagonalizing.
1.
Mathematics. to transform (a matrix) to a diagonal matrix.
Also, especially British, diagonalise.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; diagonal + -ize
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