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function

noun (n)

  • (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function) (noun.linkdef)
    source: wordnet30
  • what something is used for (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: purpose, role, use
    Example:
    The function of an auger is to bore holes.
    source: wordnet30
  • the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group (noun.act)
    Synonym: office, part, role
    Example:
    The function of a teacher.
    source: wordnet30
  • a relation such that one thing is dependent on another (noun.linkdef)
    Example:
    Height is a function of age.
    Price is a function of supply and demand.
    source: wordnet30
  • a formal or official social gathering or ceremony (noun.group)
    Example:
    It was a black-tie function.
    source: wordnet30
  • a vaguely specified social event (noun.event)
    Example:
    A seemingly endless round of social functions.
    source: wordnet30
  • a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; performance. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A religious ceremony, esp. one particularly impressive and elaborate. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • perform as expected when applied (verb.contact)
    Synonym: go, operate, run, work
    Antonym: malfunction, misfunction
    source: wordnet30
  • serve a purpose, role, or function (verb.stative)
    Synonym: serve
    Example:
    The table functions as a desk.
    source: wordnet30
  • perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function (verb.competition)
    Synonym: officiate
    source: wordnet30
  • To execute or perform a function; to transact one's regular or appointed business. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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