degree of degeneracy

degree of degeneracy

[di′grē əv di′jen·ə·rə·sē]
(mathematics)
The number of characteristic functions of an operator having the same characteristic value. Also known as order of degeneracy.
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In reference to Figure 10, a symbolic sign having become sedimented to the first degree of degeneracy is tantamount to an indexical sign, and a symbolic sign having become sedimented to the second degree of degeneracy is tantamount to an iconic sign (Peirce CP: 2.