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Argument of a Function

The variable, term or expression on which a function operates. For example, the argument of is x, the argument of sin(2A) is 2A, and the argument of e x – 5 is x – 5. The argument of f(x) is x.

 

 

See also

Sine, e

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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