orthonormal

orthonormal

[awr-thuh-nawr-muhl]
adjective Mathematics.
1.
(of a system of functions) normal; normalized.
2.
(of a set of vectors) having the properties that any two vectors are perpendicular and that each vector has a length of one unit.

Origin:
1930–35; ortho- + normal

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Main Entry:  orthonormal
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  in mathematics, both orthogonal (vectors are mutually perpendicular) and normalized (multiplied by a constant factor)
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