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Lisp (programming language)
Lisp (historically, LISP) is a family of computer programming languages with a long history and a distinctive, fully parenthesized Polish prefix notation. Originally specified in 1958, Lisp is the second-oldest high-level programming language in widespread use today; only Fortran is older (by one year). Like Fortran, Lisp has changed a great deal since its early days, and a number of dialects have existed over its history.
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Subtraction
In arithmetic, subtraction is one of the four basic binary operations; it is the inverse of addition, meaning that if we start with any number and add any number and then subtract the same number we added, we return to the number we started with. Subtraction is denoted by a minus sign in infix notation, in contrast to the use of the plus sign for addition. Since subtraction is not a commutative operator, the two operands are named.
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Pi
The number ¿ is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The constant, sometimes written pi, is approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter "¿" since the mid-18th century.
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Exponential function
In mathematics, the exponential function is the function e, where e is the number (approximately 2.718281828) such that the function e is its own derivative. The exponential function is used to model a relationship in which a constant change in the independent variable gives the same proportional change (i.e. percentage increase or decrease) in the dependent variable. The function is often written as exp(x), especially when it is impractical to write the independent variable as a superscript.
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Assembly language
See the terminology section below for information regarding inconsistent use of the terms assembly and assembler. An assembly language is a low-level programming language for computers, microprocessors, microcontrollers, and other programmable devices in which each statement corresponds to a single machine language instruction. An assembly language is specific to a certain computer architecture, in contrast to most high-level programming languages, which may be more portable.
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Square root
In mathematics, a square root of a number a is a number y such that y = a, or, in other words, a number y whose square (the result of multiplying the number by itself, or y × y) is a. For example, 4 is a square root of 16 because 4 = 16. Every non-negative real number a has a unique non-negative square root, called the principal square root, which is denoted by, where ¿ is called radical sign. For example, the principal square root of 9 is 3, denoted, because {{{1}}} and 3 is non-negative.
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E (mathematical constant)
is the unique value of a, such that the derivative of f(x) = a at the point x = 0 is equal to 1. The blue curve illustrates this case, e. For comparison, functions 2 (dotted curve) and 4 (dashed curve) are shown; they are not tangent to the line of slope 1 and y-intercept 1 (red). ]] The number e is an important mathematical constant, approximately equal to 2.71828, that is the base of the natural logarithm.
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Multiplication
Multiplication (often denoted by the cross symbol "×") is the mathematical operation of scaling one number by another. It is one of the four basic operations in elementary arithmetic.
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