A skew-symmetric (or antisymmetric or antimetric[1]) matrix is a square matrix whose transpose equals its negative.

If aij denotes the entry in the i th row and j th column; i.e., A = (aij), then the skew-symmetric condition is aji = −aij. For example, the following matrix is skew-symmetric:


  1. Richard A. Reyment; K. G. Jöreskog; Leslie F. Marcus (1996). Applied Factor Analysis in the Natural Sciences. Cambridge University Press. p. 68. ISBN 0-521-57556-7. 
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