The term "poweroid" has at least two meanings. Sheffer sequences are sometimes called poweroids (Steffensen 1941, Shiu 1982, Di Bucchianico
and Loeb 2000). Jackway and Deriche (1996) and Jackway (2002) use the term to mean
a function of the form
corresponds to the paraboloid and the case is sometimes called a quartoid
(Jackway and Deriche 1996).
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