# complex variable

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## complex variable

n.
An expression of the form x + iy, where x and y are real variables and i2 = -1.

## com′plex var′iable

n.
a variable to which complex numbers may be assigned as value.
[1875–80]
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Selected Topics in the Classical Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable (reprint 1962)
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A textbook for a one-semester graduate or undergraduate introductory course in the theory of functions of a complex variable for students of mathematics and related sciences.

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