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compound function

noun, Mathematics

composite function

noun, Mathematics
a function obtained from two given functions, where the range of one function is contained in the domain of the second function, by assigning to an element in the domain of the first function that element in the range of the second function whose inverse image is the image of the element.
Also called compound function.
Origin of composite function
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Digestion is a compound function easily reducible to some of the simple ones which have been enumerated.

    Beauty Alexander Walker

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