## How does one define a sigmoidal function

I am trying to model a 'perturbation function' and I finally arrive at a S-shaped graph,which I later found was called a 'sigmoid'. Is a sigmoid defined based on its inflection point? How does one classify a curve as a 'sigmoid'?
Can i say that a certain function f is a sigmoid just because it has a S-shaped curve?What about skewed S-shaped curves?Are they sigmoids also?
What are the constraints?
 take a look at wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmoid_function

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