Eigen definition

īgən
(person) 1927- ; Ger. chemist.
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(linear algebra) (in compounds such as eigenfunction, eigenstate, eigenvector)
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Origin of eigen

  • From German eigen ("own"). Many of the compounds represent partial translations from German, e.g. eigenvalue from the German Eigenwert.

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