Is there a name for a function which, when applied to its own result, will always return that same result?

e.g. for a function $f(x) = ||x||$

$f(2.5) = 2$


$f(f(2.5)) = 2$

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    $\begingroup$ The property is Idempotence. $\endgroup$ – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Jan 9 '17 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ @MauroALLEGRANZA post this as answer for me to mark as correct $\endgroup$ – goofballLogic Jan 9 '17 at 13:50

I would say that the common name is idempotent, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idempotence


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