analytic continuation

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analytic continuation

[‚an·əl′id·ik kən·tin·yü′ā·shən]
(mathematics)
The process of extending an analytic function to a domain larger than the one on which it was originally defined.
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Asymptotic expansions and analytic continuations of the H-function have been discussed by Braaksma ((1)).
Braaksma, Asymptotic expansions and analytic continuations for a class of Barnes integrals, Compos.
1), and the final result follows by an appeal to the principle of analytic continuation.