contiguous functions

contiguous functions

[kən′tig·yə·wəs ′fəŋk·shənz]
(mathematics)
Any pair of hypergeometric functions in which one of the parameters differs by unity and the other two are equal.
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Multifunctional grams map onto contiguous functions by virtue of the fact that these functions share pertinent features, often as a consequence of diachronic processes in which a gram gradually acquires new similar (adjacent) functions.