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complex variable

noun, Mathematics.
a variable to which complex numbers may be assigned as value.
Origin of complex variable
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He went off into a happy mist of quantum mechanics, oscillation theory, and periodic functions of a complex variable.

    Security Poul William Anderson

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