linear-operator

linear operator

noun Mathematics.
a mathematical operator with the property that applying it to a linear combination of two objects yields the same linear combination as the result of applying it to the objects separately.
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linear operator

noun
an operator that obeys the distributive law: A(f+g) = Af + Ag (where f and g are functions) 
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