hessian
Noun

hessian

  1. A strong, coarse fabric made from hemp or jute, often used for making sacks.
Translations
Hessian
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈhɛsɪən/, /ˈhɛsɪɛn/ (especially the senses 'inhabitant of Hesse', 'boot')
  • IPA: /ˈhɛʃən/ (especially the sense 'mercenary')
Adjective

hessian

  1. Of, from or relating to Hesse in Germany.
  2. Of or relating to the German mathematician Otto Hesse (1811–1874).
    Hessian line; Hessian point; Hessian matrix
Translations Noun

hessian

  1. A native or inhabitant of Hesse.
  2. (historical) A mercenary soldier, especially a German one who fought with the British in the American Revolutionary War.
  3. A boot with a low heel and semi-pointed toe, which became popular, initially among the military, in the 18th century.
  4. (chiefly, British) Burlap, jute.
  5. (mathematics) Hessian matrix.
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