nilpotent

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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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r] is nilpotent with the index of nilpotency v that is equal to the index of the pencil [lambda]E - A.