Synonyms for function

Synonyms for (noun) function

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: duty

Definition: work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons

Usage: the duties of the job

Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: usefulness, utility

Definition: the quality of being of practical use

Synonyms: function, routine, subprogram, subroutine, procedure

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

Similar words: software, software package, software program, software system, package, computer software

Definition: (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

Usage: the market for software is expected to expand

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: social event

Definition: an event characteristic of persons forming groups

Synonyms: function

Definition: a formal or official social gathering or ceremony

Usage: it was a black-tie function

Similar words: social affair, social gathering

Definition: a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: relation

Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Synonyms: 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)

Similar words: mathematical relation

Definition: a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)

Synonyms for (verb) function

Synonyms: function, officiate

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

Usage: His wife officiated as his private secretary

Similar words: serve

Definition: do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific function

Usage: He served as head of the department for three years; She served in Congress for two terms

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: suffice, do, answer, serve

Definition: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

Usage: A few words would answer; This car suits my purpose well; Will $100 do?; A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school; Nothing else will serve

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