Func´tion Pronunciation: fŭņk´shŭn

Noun | 1. | function - a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another setSynonyms: mathematical function |

2. | function - what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?" | |

3. | function - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role" | |

4. | function - a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand" | |

5. | function - a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function" | |

6. | function - a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions" | |

7. | function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program | |

Verb | 1. | function - perform as expected when applied; "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"Antonyms: malfunction, misfunction - fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned" |

2. | function - serve a purpose, role, or function; "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"Synonyms: serve | |

3. | function - perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"Synonyms: officiate |

1. | (mathematics) | function - (Or "map", "mapping") If D and C are sets
(the domain and codomain) then a function f from D to C,
normally written "f : D -> C" is a subset of D x C such that: | |

2. | function - For each d in D there exists some c in C such that (d,c) is
an element of f. I.e. the function is defined for every
element of D. | ||

3. | function - For each d in D, c1 and c2 in C, if both (d,c1) and (d,c2)
are elements of f then c1 = c2. I.e. the function is uniquely
defined for every element of D.See also image, inverse, partial function. | ||

4. | (programming) | function - Computing usage derives from the mathematical
term but is much less strict. In programming (except in
functional programming), a function may return different
values each time it is called with the same argument values
and may have side effects.A procedure is a function which returns no value but has only side-effects. The C language, for example, has no procedures, only functions. ANSI C even defines a type, void, for the result of a function that has no result. |

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