composite function

noun

: a function whose values are found from two given functions by applying one function to an independent variable and then applying the second function to the result and whose domain consists of those values of the independent variable for which the result yielded by the first function lies in the domain of the second

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of composite function was in 1965

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“Composite function.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/composite%20function. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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