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Meaning of INVARIANT

Pronunciation:  in'vehreeunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "a constant beat"; "principles of unvarying validity"; "a steady breeze"
  2. [adj]  (mathematics) unaffected by a designated operation or transformation
 

INVARIANT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: changeless, constant, invariable, steady, unvarying
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*va"ri*ant\, n. (Math.)
An invariable quantity; specifically, a function of the
coefficients of one or more forms, which remains unaltered,
when these undergo suitable linear transformations. --J. J.
Sylvester.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A rule, such as the ordering of an ordered list or heap, that applies throughout the life of a data structure or procedure. Each change to the data structure must maintain the correctness of the invariant.

 

 

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