eigen-

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Borrowed from German eigen (own). Many of the compounds represent partial translations from German, e.g. eigenvalue from German Eigenwert. Doublet of own.

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eigen-

  1. (linear algebra) Forms terms pertaining to or related to eigenvectors, eigenvalues; especially for naming mathematical objects which are not affected by a given transformation except for by scalar multiplication.

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