# idempotent

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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 + potent^{1}]## 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.

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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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