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lin'ear transforma'tion

a map from one vector space to a vector space having the same field of scalars, with the properties that the map of the sum of two vectors is the sum of the maps of the vectors and the map of a scalar times a vector equals the scalar times the map of the vector. Also called linear function.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.



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