gamma function

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gamma function
 
n
maths a function defined by Γ(x) = ʃ0tx--1e--tdt, where x is real and greater than zero

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gamma function

generalization of the factorial function to nonintegral values, introduced by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in the 18th century.

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