Implicit-function meaning

A function whose value can only be computed indirectly from one or more of the independent variables. For example, in the equation x2 + y2 = 1, y is an implicit function of x.
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The mathematical rule or function which permits computation of one variable directly from another when an equation relating both variables is given (Ex.: y is an implicit function of x in the equation x + y3 + 2x2y + xy = 0)
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(mathematics) Any function that is not formulated in a way that the value may be directly calculated from the independent variable.
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