rational function

noun

: a function that is the quotient of two polynomials
also : polynomial

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rational function was in 1859

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“Rational function.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rational%20function. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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