rational function

noun Mathematics.

a function that can be written as the quotient of two polynomials with integral coefficients.

Nearby words

  1. ratiocination,
  2. ratiometer,
  3. ration,
  4. rational,
  5. rational form,
  6. rational horizon,
  7. rational number,
  8. rational operation,
  9. rational therapy,
  10. rational-emotive therapy

Origin of rational function

First recorded in 1880–85

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