Meaning of Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization

Gram'-Schmidt' orthogonaliza"tion

Pronunciation: (gram'shmit'), [key]
— Math. Math.
  1. a process for constructing an orthogonal basis for a Euclidean space, given any basis for the space.
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