# Holomorphic function

In mathematics, a **holomorphic function** is a complex-valued function of one or more complex variables that is complex differentiable in a neighbourhood of each point in a domain in complex coordinate space **C**^{n}. The existence of a complex derivative in a neighbourhood is a very strong condition: it implies that a holomorphic function is infinitely differentiable and locally equal to its own Taylor series (*analytic*). Holomorphic functions are the central objects of study in complex analysis.

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Though the term *analytic function* is often used interchangeably with "holomorphic function", the word "analytic" is defined in a broader sense to denote any function (real, complex, or of more general type) that can be written as a convergent power series in a neighbourhood of each point in its domain. That all holomorphic functions are complex analytic functions, and vice versa, is a major theorem in complex analysis.[1]

Holomorphic functions are also sometimes referred to as *regular functions*.[2] A holomorphic function whose domain is the whole complex plane is called an entire function. The phrase "holomorphic at a point *z*_{0}" means not just differentiable at *z*_{0}, but differentiable everywhere within some neighbourhood of *z*_{0} in the complex plane.