Associations to the word «Hilbert»

Wiktionary

HILBERT, proper noun. (rare) A male given name.
HILBERT, proper noun. A patronymic surname​.
HILBERT CUBE, noun. (topology) A metrizable topological space which is the product of a countably infinite number of closed intervals.
HILBERT SPACE, noun. (functional analysis) A generalized Euclidean space in which mathematical functions take the place of points; crucial to the understanding of quantum mechanics and other applications.

Dictionary definition

HILBERT, noun. German mathematician (1862-1943).

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats