rational function

noun

Definition of rational function

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

First Known Use of rational function

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Rational function.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rational%20function. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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