[ im-plis-it fuhngk-shuhn ]
/ ɪmˈplɪs ɪt ˌfʌŋk ʃən /
a function having the dependent variable not explicitly expressed in terms of the independent variables, asx2 + y2 = 1.
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Compare explicit function.
Origin of implicit function
First recorded in 1815–25
Words nearby implicit function
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