step function


noun Mathematics.

a function that is constant on each of a finite set of subintervals of its domain, the union of the subintervals being the domain.

Origin of step function

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for step function

step function


noun

an electrical waveform that rises or falls instantly from one level to another
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