AskDefine | Define invariant

Dictionary Definition

invariant adj
1 unaffected by a designated operation or transformation
2 persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "a constant beat"; "principles of unvarying validity"; "a steady breeze" [syn: changeless, constant, steady, unvarying]

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English

Adjective

  1. That does not vary; constant
  2. That is not affected by a specified operation (especially by a transformation)

Synonyms

Translations

that does not vary
that is not affected by a specified operation

Noun

  1. An invariant quantity, function etc.

French

Adjective

invariant

Synonyms

Noun

invariant m
  1. In the context of "physics|mathematics|lang=fr": invariable

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Invariant may have several meanings, among which are:
invariant in Czech: Invariant
invariant in German: Invariante
invariant in Italian: Invarianza
invariant in Polish: Niezmiennik
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