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## Axler Linear Algebra:: What does this notation mean?

In chapter 1 of Axler's LA Done Right, he defines a polynomial as such:

"Our next example of a vector space involves polynomials. A function $p:\mathbf{F}\rightarrow\mathbf{F}$ is called a polynomial with coefficients in
F ..."

Can someone translate this "$p:\mathbf{F}\rightarrow\mathbf{F}$" into words? I have never seen that notation before.
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