noun (plural eigenvectors)
- (linearalg) A vector that is not rotated under a given linear transformation; a left eigenvector, left or right eigenvector depending on context.
- (context, physics, engineering) A right eigenvector; a nonzero vector <math>x</math> such that, for a particular matrix <math>A</math>, <math>A x = \lambda x</math> for some scalar <math>\lambda</math> which is its eigenvalue and an eigenvalue of the matrix.
Etymology: German eigen, own + vector
- Dutch: eigenvector
- French: vecteur propre
- German: Eigenvektor
- Italian: autovettore
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