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periodic function Syllabification: pe·ri·od·ic func·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌpirēädik ˈfəNGkSH(ə)n/

Definition of periodic function in English:


A function returning to the same value at regular intervals.
Example sentences
  • His results concern the approximation theory of almost periodic functions.
  • In particular he had found a continuous periodic function whose trigonometric interpolating polynomials, corresponding to equally spaces mesh points, diverge almost everywhere.
  • These turned out to be doubly periodic functions and are called elliptic functions.

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