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linear combination

noun, Mathematics, (of mathematical quantities)
1.
a sum of products of each quantity times a constant:
The expression aX + bY + cZ is a linear combination of X, Y, and Z, where a, b, and c are constants.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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