Definition of eigenvector in English:

eigenvector

noun

Mathematics Physics
  • A vector which when operated on by a given operator gives a scalar multiple of itself.

    • ‘In this paper we prove that every square matrix with complex coefficients has an eigenvector.’
    • ‘From the calculated eigenfrequencies and eigenvectors, statistical measures of motion can be derived.’
    • ‘In a very natural way, concepts of linear algebra, including eigenvalues and eigenvectors, appear.’
    • ‘Eigenvalues and eigenvectors were computed by Jacobi rotation.’
    • ‘Then they sorted the eigenvectors according to the eigenvalues and divided them into three subsets.’

Pronunciation

eigenvector

/ˈīɡənˌvektər/