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When and how did the definition of continuity in terms of function's oscillation come into picture?

In this Wikipedia article, it is described how the oscillation of a function can be used to characterize the function having a limit. So, we say a function is continuous at a point when if its ...
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Who was the first to understand a derivative and integral as both giving rise to new functions?

NOTE: Even if not called "functions" surely someone understood that returning something other than a numerical value was significant? If I understand it correctly, Newton, for example, was ...
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