implicit function

[ im-plis-it fuhngk-shuhn ]
/ ɪmˈplɪs ɪt ˌfʌŋk ʃən /

noun Mathematics.

a function having the dependent variable not explicitly expressed in terms of the independent variables, asx2 + y2 = 1.

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Origin of implicit function

First recorded in 1815–25
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