invariant [in ver′ē ənt]
not varying; constant; specif., having the nature of an invariant
Math. an entity that is unchanged by a given transformation

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  • invariant — invariant, iante [ ɛ̃varjɑ̃, jɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1877; de 1. in et varier, par l angl. invariant (1851) ♦ Sc. Se dit d une grandeur, d une expression, d une relation ou d une propriété qui se conserve dans une transformation de nature physique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • invariant — INVARIÁNT, invarianţi, s.m. Mărime, relaţie, proprietate etc. care rămâne neschimbată în urma aplicării sau intervenţiei unei transformări. [pr.: ri ant. var.: invariántă s.f.] – Din fr. invariant. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • Invariant — may have several meanings, among which are:* Invariant (computer science), an expression whose value doesn t change during program execution * In computer science, a type in overriding that is neither covariant nor contravariant * Invariant… …   Wikipedia

  • Invariant — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invariant — index constant (adjective), constant (noun) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • invariant — invariant→dauerhaft …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • invariant — (adj.) 1851, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) “not” + VARIANT (Cf. variant) …   Etymology dictionary

  • invariant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ never changing. ► NOUN Mathematics ▪ a function which remains unchanged when a specified transformation is applied. DERIVATIVES invariance noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Invariant — En mathématiques, le mot invariant possède suivant le contexte différentes significations (non équivalentes). Il est utilisé aussi bien en géométrie et en topologie qu en analyse et en algèbre. Sommaire 1 Invariant d une transformation 2… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • invariant — adjective Date: 1874 constant, unchanging; specifically unchanged by specified mathematical or physical operations or transformations < invariant factor > • invariant noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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