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noun, Mathematics.
a matrix with the lower-left half equal to the mirror image of the upper-right half; a matrix that is its own transpose.
symmetric matrix
(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 matrix


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