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eigenfunction

[ahy-guh n-fuhngk-shuh n] /ˈaɪ gənˌfʌŋk ʃən/
noun, Mathematics
1.
a characteristic vector in a vector space in which the elements are functions.
Also called proper function.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < German Eigenfunktion, equivalent to eigen- characteristic, particular + Funktion function
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eigenfunction

/ˈaɪɡənˌfʌŋkʃən/
noun
1.
(maths, physics) a function satisfying a differential equation, esp an allowed function for a system in wave mechanics
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