Elementary functions are the functions of one complex variable obtained from the identy function? , the (possibly fractional) power function?s , trigonometric function?s, the exponential functions and logarithmic function?s by the algebraic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and composition. Elementary functions form a well-defined class. Some of them are multivalued and have singular point?s (e.g. the square root has a branch point? at the origin).
Functions of a complex variable which are not elementary are sometimes called transcendental, although usually this term is used for the (strictly larger) class of functions that are not algebraic?.