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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mathematical function mean? 

  The noun MATHEMATICAL FUNCTION has 1 sense:

1. a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set

  Familiarity information: MATHEMATICAL FUNCTION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas


function; mathematical function

Hypernyms ("mathematical function" is a kind of...):

mathematical relation (a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality))

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mathematical function"):

multinomial; polynomial (a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms)

threshold function (a function that takes the value 1 if a specified function of the arguments exceeds a given threshold and 0 otherwise)

circular function; trigonometric function (function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle)

operator ((mathematics) a symbol that represents a function from functions to functions)

correspondence; map; mapping (a function such that for every element of one set there is a unique element of another set)

transformation ((mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system)

metric; metric function (a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them)

Kronecker delta (a function of two variables i and j that equals 1 when i=j and equals 0 otherwise)

inverse function (the function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x)

exponential; exponential function (a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent)

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