transcendental function


noun Mathematics.

a function that is not an algebraic function.

Nearby words

  1. transcendental analytic,
  2. transcendental argument,
  3. transcendental dialectic,
  4. transcendental ego,
  5. transcendental equation,
  6. transcendental idealism,
  7. transcendental logic,
  8. transcendental meditation,
  9. transcendental number,
  10. transcendental unity of apperception

Origin of transcendental function

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for transcendental function

transcendental function

noun

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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