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.

Nearby words

  1. composing stick,
  2. composite,
  3. composite colour signal,
  4. composite family,
  5. composite flap,
  6. composite graft,
  7. composite materials,
  8. composite number,
  9. composite particle,
  10. composite photograph

Origin of composite function

First recorded in 1960–65

Also called compound function.

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