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transcendental function

noun Mathematics.
  1. a function that is not an algebraic function.
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Origin of transcendental function

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for transcendental function

transcendental function

noun
  1. maths a function that is not capable of expression in terms of a finite number of arithmetical operations, such as sin x
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