(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

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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