from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A function, such as y = 4x + 3, whose value may be computed from the independent variable.
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- n. Any function whose value may be directly calculated from the independent variable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Function.
- n. a quantity directly expressed in terms of the independently varying quantity; thus, in the equations y = 6x2, y = 10 -x3, the quantity y is an explicit function of x.
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