elliptic function

noun Mathematics.

one of a class of transcendental functions related to elliptic integrals and analogous to trigonometric functions.

Nearby words

  1. ellipsoidal,
  2. ellipsoidal joint,
  3. ellipsometer,
  4. ellipt,
  5. elliptic,
  6. elliptic geometry,
  7. elliptic integral,
  8. elliptic paraboloid,
  9. elliptic spring,
  10. elliptical

Origin of elliptic function

First recorded in 1835–45

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