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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. unaffected by a designated operation or transformation;

2. unvarying in nature;
- Example: "maintained a constant temperature"
- Example: "principles of unvarying validity"
[syn: changeless, constant, invariant, unvarying]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Invariant \In*va"ri*ant\, n. (Math.) An invariable quantity; specifically, a function of the coefficients of one or more forms, which remains unaltered, when these undergo suitable linear transformations. --J. J. Sylvester. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

invariant adj 1: unaffected by a designated operation or transformation 2: unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "principles of unvarying validity" [syn: changeless, constant, invariant, unvarying] n 1: a feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

invariant A rule, such as the ordering of an ordered list or heap, that applies throughout the life of a data structure or procedure. Each change to the data structure must maintain the correctness of the invariant. (1996-03-12)