eigenvalue [ī′gən val΄yo͞o]
Math. Physics any of the possible values of a quantity derived from a differential or integral equation having solutions that satisfy certain special conditions

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  • eigenvalue — /ˈaɪgənvælju/ (say uyguhnvalyooh) noun Physics, Mathematics a constant which acts as a multiplier on an eigenvector; for example, an eigenvalue of +2 doubles the length of the eigenvector while maintaining its direction, while an eigenvalue of 2… …   Australian English dictionary

  • eigenvalue — /uy geuhn val yooh/, n. Math. See characteristic root. [1925 30; partial trans. of G Eigenwert, equiv. to eigen characteristic, particular + Wert VALUE] * * * In mathematical analysis, one of a set of discrete values of a parameter, k, in an… …   Universalium

  • eigenvalue — tikrinė vertė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. eigenvalue vok. Eigenwert, m rus. собственное значение, n pranc. valeur propre, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • eigenvalue — tikrinė vertė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. eigenvalue; proper value vok. Eigenwert, m rus. собственное значение, n pranc. valeur propre, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • eigenvalue — noun Etymology: part translation of German Eigenwert, from eigen own, peculiar + Wert value Date: 1927 a scalar associated with a given linear transformation of a vector space and having the property that there is some nonzero vector which when… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eigenvalue — noun /ˈaɪɡənˌvæljuː/ The change in magnitude of a vector that does not change in direction under a given linear transformation; a scalar factor by which an eigenvector is multiplied under such a transformation. The eigenvalues of a transformation …   Wiktionary

  • eigenvalue — See factor analysis …   Dictionary of sociology

  • eigenvalue — n. characteristic root, proper value, latent root (Mathematics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eigenvalue — noun Mathematics & Physics a value of a parameter for which a differential equation has a non zero solution (an eigenfunction) under given conditions …   English new terms dictionary

  • eigenvalue — ei·gen·value …   English syllables