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nilpotent

[¦nil′pōt·ənt]
(mathematics)
An element of some algebraic system which vanishes when raised to a certain power.
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From a computational view-point, a fine feature is that the nilpotence modulo p is checkable.
The existence of such sequences is guaranteed by nilpotence technology ([11], [12]; also cf.
Smith, Nilpotence and stable homotopy theory II, Ann.
Nilpotence As in classical linear algebra, a matrix of combinatorial classes is nilpotent if one of its powers is empty (all its entries are the empty set).