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- n. Any function that only uses the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and raising to a rational power
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a quantity whose connection with the variable is expressed by an equation that involves only the algebraic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, raising to a given power, and extracting a given root; -- opposed to transcendental function.
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