# Constant function

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## Definition

Let [ilmath]A[/ilmath] and [ilmath]B[/ilmath] be sets and [ilmath]f:A\rightarrow B[/ilmath] be any function between them. We call [ilmath]f[/ilmath] a "*constant function*" if:

- [ilmath]\exists b\in B\forall a\in A[f(a)=b][/ilmath]
- In words: every [ilmath]a\in A[/ilmath] is sent to the same [ilmath]b\in B[/ilmath] by [ilmath]f[/ilmath].

We may write [ilmath]f[/ilmath] as:

- [ilmath]f:A\rightarrow B[/ilmath] given by [ilmath]f:a\mapsto b[/ilmath]

## Terminology

- Constant map and constant mapping are obviously also used.
- Trivial map might be used to describe a constant map (and I am sure I have seen it) but this is rare and ill-advised.

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