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function

Definition and examples of "function"

(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)

  • function
  • mathematical_function
  • single-valued_function
  • map
  • mapping

what something is used for

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

  • function
  • purpose
  • role
  • use

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

  • function
  • office
  • part
  • role

a relation such that one thing is dependent on another

  • height is a function of age
  • price is a function of supply and demand

  • function

a formal or official social gathering or ceremony

  • it was a black-tie function

  • 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

  • affair
  • occasion
  • social_occasion
  • function
  • social_function

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

  • routine
  • subroutine
  • subprogram
  • procedure
  • 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

  • function
  • work
  • operate
  • go
  • run

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

  • serve
  • function

perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

  • His wife officiated as his private secretary

  • officiate
  • function