polynomial function

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polynomial function (plural polynomial functions)

  1. (mathematics) Any function whose value is the solution of a polynomial; an element of a subring of the ring of all functions over an integral domain, which subring is the smallest to contain all the constant functions and also the identity function. (If the polynomial is multivariate then there is a different identity function corresponding to each variable.)


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  • Garret Birkhoff; Saunders Mac Lane (1953) A Survey of Modern Algebra, Revised edition, New York: Macmillan, published 1960, §3.3, page 66
  • Prime.mover; Barto (2012) Definition:Polynomial Function (Abstract Algebra)[1], Proof Wiki, retrieved 2017-11-16