partial function
Contents
EnglishEdit
NounEdit
partial function (plural partial functions)
 (mathematics) A function whose domain is a subset of some set
AntonymsEdit
 (mathematics: function whose domain is a subset of some set): total function
TranslationsEdit
mathematics: a function whose domain is a subset of some set

Usage notesEdit
This is not a formal term, but a metamathematical description which only assumes concrete meaning in context. For example, in computability theory, a partial function is a function whose domain is a subset of for some k, but in other fields the term has other meanings.