# Tag synonym: [inverse-matrix] and [matrix-inverse] [closed]

Although not sharing exactly the same meaning, it would seems that having and as not-synonyms will be more confusing them having them as synonym.

Can anyone help out here?

I do not have enough rep/score to propose this synonym in the conventional channels, I was hoping to get some assistance here.

EDIT:
I see that a while ago Amro acted on this issue and proposed the synonym. Thank you!

## Kind request:

If anyone sees this post and have enough rep and score - please go and upvote this synonym!

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I'm not a professional mathematician but it seems matrix inverse and inverse matrix are interchangeable terms with neither being more correct, so either could become the synonym of the other. Wikipedia uses both interchangeably. Wolfram MathWorld has Inverse Matrix redirect to Matrix Inverse. Math.SE uses both terms, with "inverse matrix" being more popular. – doppelgreener Jun 24 '13 at 5:35
@JonathanHobbs - (1) this is why I requested this synonym. (2) One can argue that there is a small difference: [inverse-matrix] is the matrix you end up with after inverting a matrix, while [matrix-inverse] might be more associated with the inversion process itself rather than its outcome. But it is a minute difference and therefore I request this synonym. – Shai Jun 24 '13 at 5:44
I agree they're synonymous. :) I was interested in which should become the synonym and which should remain the tag in use; it seems it could go either way. For the latter ambiguity, I would call the process itself [matrix-inversion]! But any question asking about that could probably equally use either of the tags we're discussing here. – doppelgreener Jun 24 '13 at 5:51
@JonathanHobbs since there is a significant difference in the number of questions tagged by each tag, with matrix-inverse being more popular, site rules dictates matrix-inverse remains and inverse-matrix be its synonym. – Shai Jun 24 '13 at 6:01
@Amro - thank you. – Shai Jun 24 '13 at 6:03
@Shai: ah the dreaded issue of tag synonyms. I find it ridiculous that with enough reputation, you can create any new tag you want but you still cannot suggest/upvote synonyms as you like. The issue is some tags are a niche area, and its very hard to get to that minimum threshold that qualifies you to upvote synonyms. Btw I just stumbled onto this, so you welcome :) (you dont get "Inbox notifications" with '@<USER>' unless you participate in the thread) – Amro Jul 8 '13 at 17:44