# Definitions for semidefinitesemi·def·i·nite

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Describing a bilinear form, over a vector space, that is either always positive or always negative

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1. semidefinite

In mathematics, a definite quadratic form is a quadratic form over some real vector space V that has the same sign (always positive or always negative) for every non-zero vector of V. According to that sign, the quadratic form is called positive-definite or negative-definite. A semidefinite (or semi-definite) quadratic form is defined in much the same way, except that "always positive" and "always negative" are replaced by "never negative" and "never positive", respectively. In other words, it may take on zero values for some non-zero vectors of V. An indefinite quadratic form takes on both positive and negative values and is called an isotropic quadratic form. More generally, these definitions apply to any vector space over an ordered field.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of semidefinite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of semidefinite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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