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periodic function

[peer-ee-od-ik, peer-] /ˈpɪər iˈɒd ɪk, ˌpɪər-/
noun, Mathematics
a function of a real or complex variable that is periodic.
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British Dictionary definitions for periodic function

periodic function

(maths) a function, such as sin x, whose value is repeated at constant intervals
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