Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtˌpʊt/ Explain

Box with an arrow in and an arrow out. The arrow in is labeled input, and the arrow out is labeled output.
Figure 1: Input and output

The output of a function is a set of values generated by a function. The variable representing the output of a function is called a dependent variable.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, output. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 133. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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