Documentation of what an "MFA" is?

Is there anywhere that “MFA” is described in detail in the official Elixir documentation? I’ve tried to find it before but was unable to. Am I just missing it somewhere?

(I know what it is I just to have somewhere to link to in my own documentation for anyone unfamiliar with the concept).

In context of typespecs:

mfa()	{module(), atom(), arity()}

For child_spec() Erlang uses mfargs() to refer to a {M,F,A} tuple (module, function atom, arguments list - Kernel.apply/3, :erlang.apply/3).

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Its a good question! The nearest I could find was an erlang type definition in the docs at http://erlang.org/doc/reference_manual/typespec.html

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