# Special functions

## Mathematical functions having established names and notations / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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**Special functions** are particular mathematical functions that have more or less established names and notations due to their importance in mathematical analysis, functional analysis, geometry, physics, or other applications.

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The term is defined by consensus, and thus lacks a general formal definition, but the list of mathematical functions contains functions that are commonly accepted as special.