AskDefine | Define conformable

Dictionary Definition

conformable adj
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
2641 [syn: amenable, willing]
3 in keeping; "salaries agreeable with current trends"; "plans conformable with your wishes"; "expressed views concordant with his background" [syn: accordant, agreeable, consonant, concordant]

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Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: con.form.able

Adjective

  1. Having the same shape, very similar.

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Extensive Definition

In mathematics, a matrix is conformable if its dimensions are suitable for defining some operation (e.g. addition, multiplication, etc.).

Examples

  • 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.
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.

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