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A function $f$ between complex manifolds is holomorphic if it is complex-differentiable, or equivalently complex-analytic. One may also see definitions referring to the intermediate notions of continuous differentiability or infinite differentiability.

The theorem that every continuously complex-differentiable function is analytic is soft and due to Augustin Cauchy; the theorem that every complex-differentiable function is continuously differentiable is hard and due essentially to Édouard Goursat (which may be seen as filling in a gap in Cauchy’s proof). See Cauchy integral formula and Goursat theorem.

On infinite-dimensional manifolds, we have several notions of holomorphic function; see Wikipeda.

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