# Equivalent definitions of meromorphic function

My complex analysis course gives the following definition of a meromorphic function:

"A function $f\colon A \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ with $A\subset \mathbb{C}$ is meromorphic if it is holomorphic on $A$ except for isolated singularities, which should be poles. "

Searching through the web, I found that some authors or websites define a meromorphic function as a quotient of two holomorphic functions e.g. the wikipedia page mentions this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meromorphic_function

Could anybody give me a brief outline of the proof why these two definitions are equivalent, or give me an (internet-accessible) reference?

• $f$ should be defined on $A\setminus E,$ where $E$ is a discrete subset of $A.$ – zhw. Jan 1 '16 at 21:08