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idempotent

(ˈaɪdəmˌpəʊtənt; ˈɪd-)
adj
(Mathematics) maths (of a matrix, transformation, etc) not changed in value following multiplication by itself
[C20: from Latin idem same + potent1]

i•dem•po•tent

(ˈaɪ dəmˈpoʊt nt, ˈɪd əm-)
Math. adj.
1. (of a number or matrix) unchanged when multiplied by itself.
n.
2. an idempotent element.
[1870; idem + potent1]
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Adj.1.idempotent - unchanged in value following multiplication by itself; "this matrix is idempotent"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
unchanged - not made or become different; "the causes that produced them have remained unchanged"
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