# 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

*x*^{2}+*y*^{2}= 1,*y*is an implicit function of*x.*noun

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 + y^{3}+ 2x^{2}y + xy = 0)noun

(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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