Definition of Mathematical function
1. Noun. (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function).
Specialized synonyms: Multinomial, Polynomial, Expansion, Inverse Function, Kronecker Delta, Metric, Metric Function, Transformation, Isometry, Operator, Circular Function, Trigonometric Function, Threshold Function, Exponential, Exponential Function
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Mathematical Relation
Derivative terms: Map, Map
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mathematical Function
Literary usage of Mathematical function
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. General Physiology of Muscles and Nerves by Isidor Rosenthal (1881)
"IDEA OF mathematical function (p. 49). The method employed in fig. 16 of representing by a sign the dimensions of the expansion relatively to the amount of ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Taylor's Theorem can only be applied directly to a known mathematical function; but it can be applied indirectly, by means of finite differences, ..."
3. Principles of Breeding: A Treatise on Thremmatology Or the Principles and by Eugene Davenport, Henry Lewis Rietz (1907)
"S3 2.15 Graph of a mathematical function. A number^ is said to be a mathematical function of a number x if to assigned values of .r there correspond ..."
4. Graduation of Mortality and Other Tables by Robert Henderson, Herbert Norman Sheppard (1919)
"... graphical^ not the term of the series itself, but its ratio to the corresponding value of the mathematical function or by the process explained below. ..."
5. The Experimental Determination of Mental Discipline in School Studies by Harold Ordway Rugg (1916)
""Function" is used here in the sense of a "mathematical function". In this sense the variable ability, cg, the mental manipulation of one type of spatial ..."
6. The Experimental Determination of Mental Discipline in School Studies by Harold Ordway Rugg (1916)
""Function" is used here in the sense of a "mathematical function". In this sense the variable ability, eg, the mental manipulation of one type of spatial ..."