Definition of step function in US English:

step function


Electronics Mathematics
  • A function that increases or decreases abruptly from one constant value to another.

    • ‘It is advisable to represent the S function as a step function.’
    • ‘The time to treatment morbidity and survival were plotted as a step function.’
    • ‘However, again there are thresholds where the value of the change is a step function.’
    • ‘For a function as elementary as this, a simple step function can be used.’
    • ‘Different treatments have considered a quadratic function, an exponential quadratic function, or a step function.’