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  1. wave function

    • noun

      a function that satisfies a wave equation and describes the properties of a wave.
    • noun

      a function whose result is unity for the members of a given set and zero for all nonmembers.
    • noun

      a function of several variates used to assign items into one of two or more groups. The function for a particular set of items is obtained from measurements of the variates of items which belong to a known group.
    • noun

      a word whose purpose is more to signal grammatical relationship than the lexical meaning of a sentence, e.g., do in do you live here?
    • noun

      a button on a computer keyboard, distinct from the main alphanumeric keys, to which software can assign a particular function:
    • noun

      the part of the general solution of a linear differential equation which is the general solution of the associated homogeneous equation obtained by substituting zero for the terms not containing the dependent variable.
    • noun

      a function that increases or decreases abruptly from one constant value to another.
    • noun

      (in linear programming) the function that it is desired to maximize or minimize.
    • noun

      a function returning to the same value at regular intervals.
    • noun

      a mathematical function which ranks alternatives according to their utility to an individual.
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