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identity matrix

Syllabification: i·den·ti·ty ma·trix

Definition of identity matrix in English:

noun

Mathematics
A square matrix in which all the elements of the principal diagonal are ones and all other elements are zeros. The effect of multiplying a given matrix by an identity matrix is to leave the given matrix unchanged.
Example sentences
  • The matrix I is the identity matrix with ‘ones’ on the diagonal and ‘zeros’ off the diagonal.
  • Consider the simple example that arises from regarding the 3 x 3 identity matrix as a co-occurrence matrix.
  • Here G is the geometry matrix, and I is the identity matrix.

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