Meaning of IDEMPOTENT in English

IDEMPOTENT

¦īdəm¦pōt ə nt, īˈdempəd.ənt adjective

( -s )

Etymology: Latin idem- same + potent-, potens having power — more at identity potent

: relating to or being a mathematical quantity which when applied to itself under a given binary operation (as multiplication) equals itself ; also : relating to or being an operation under which a mathematical quantity is idempotent

• idem·po·ten·cy -ənsē, - ə nsē noun

• idempotent noun

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