Odd Function

Pronunciation: /ɒd ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ Explain

An odd function is a function where f(-x) = -f(x) is always true. An odd function is symmetrical with respect to the origin of a Cartesian coordinate system.

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  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, odd function. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 129. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Odd Function. 4/27/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/o/oddfunction.html.

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4/27/2019: Changed equations and expressions to new format. (McAdams, David E.)
3/25/2019: Clarified language. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
9/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new Geogebra protocol, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
7/18/2018: Changed title to common format. (McAdams, David E.)
5/5/2011: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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