Dictionary Results for function


1. 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)

Synonym(s): mathematical_function, single-valued_function, map, mapping

Hypernym(s): mathematical_relation




2. function - noun

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

Synonym(s): purpose, role, use

Hypernym(s): utility, usefulness




3. function - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): office, part, role

Hypernym(s): duty




4. function - noun

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

Hypernym(s): relation




5. function - noun

· a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function"

Hypernym(s): social_gathering, social_affair




6. function - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): affair, occasion, social_occasion, social_function

Hypernym(s): social_event




7. function - noun

· a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Synonym(s): routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure

Hypernym(s): software, software_program, computer_software, software_system, software_package, package




8. function - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): work, operate, go, run

Antonym(s): malfunction




9. function - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): serve

Hypernym(s): suffice, do, answer, serve




10. function - verb

· perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"

Synonym(s): officiate

Hypernym(s): serve





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