# symmetric matrix

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## symmetric matrix

*n.*

*Mathematics*

A matrix that is its own transpose.

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## symmetric matrix

*n*

(Mathematics)

*maths*a square matrix that is equal to its transpose, being symmetrical about its main diagonal. A**skew symmetric matrix**is equal to the negation of its transpose. Compare orthogonal matrixCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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