# Weakly and strongly outside

## Vectorial bent functions weakly/strongly outside the completed Maiorana–McFarland class

Two new classes of bent functions derived from the Maiorana–McFarland ($\\mathcal{M}$) class, so-called $\\mathcal{C}$ and $\\mathcal{D}$, were introduced by Carlet (1994) two decades ago. The difficulty of satisfying their defining conditions was …