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    function - Dictionary definition and meaning for word function

    (noun) (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) Definition
    (noun) what something is used for
    Synonyms : purpose , role , use
    Example Sentence
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
    (noun) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    Synonyms : office , part , role
    Example Sentence
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
    (noun) a relation such that one thing is dependent on another
    Example Sentence
    • height is a function of age
    • price is a function of supply and demand
    (noun) a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
    Example Sentence
    • it was a black-tie function
    (noun) a vaguely specified social event
    Example Sentence
    • the party was quite an affair
    • an occasion arranged to honor the president
    • a seemingly endless round of social functions
    (noun) a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program Definition
    (verb) perform as expected when applied
    Synonyms : go , operate , run , work
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) serve a purpose, role, or function
    Synonyms : serve
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (verb) perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
    Synonyms : officiate
    Example Sentence
    • His wife officiated as his private secretary

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