1 quick to comply; "I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable"-Shakespeare
2 disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to persuasion"; "the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak"- Matthew
3 in keeping; "salaries agreeable with current trends"; "plans conformable with your wishes"; "expressed views concordant with his background" [syn: accordant, agreeable, consonant, concordant]
- Hyphenation: con.form.able
In mathematics, a matrix is conformable if its dimensions are suitable for defining some operation (e.g. addition, multiplication, etc.).
- In order to be conformable to addition, matrices need to have the same dimensions. Thus A, B and C all must have dimensions m × n in the equation
- A + B = C
- for some fixed m and n.
- For matrix multiplication, consider the equation
- AB = C.
- If A has dimensions m × n, then B has to have dimensions n × p for some p, so that C will have dimensions m × p.