Definitions for function

Definitions for (noun) function

Main entry: part, office, function, role

Definition: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

Usage: the function of a teacher; the government must do its part; play its role

Main entry: use, purpose, role, function

Definition: what something is used for

Usage: the function of an auger is to bore holes; ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

Main entry: function, routine, subprogram, subroutine, procedure

Definition: a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Main entry: social function, social occasion, occasion, affair, function

Definition: a vaguely specified social event

Usage: the party was quite an affair; an occasion arranged to honor the president; a seemingly endless round of social functions

Main entry: function

Definition: a formal or official social gathering or ceremony

Usage: it was a black-tie function

Main entry: function

Definition: a relation such that one thing is dependent on another

Usage: height is a function of age; price is a function of supply and demand

Main entry: map, mapping, mathematical function, function, single-valued function

Definition: (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)

Definitions for (verb) function

Main entry: function, officiate

Definition: perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

Usage: His wife officiated as his private secretary

Main entry: operate, run, work, go, function

Definition: perform as expected when applied

Usage: The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in; Does this old car still run well?; This old radio doesn't work anymore

Main entry: serve, function

Definition: serve a purpose, role, or function

Usage: The tree stump serves as a table; The female students served as a control group; This table would serve very well; His freedom served him well; The table functions as a desk

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