# function

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## func·tion

(fŭngk′shən)
n.
1. The action or purpose for which a person or thing is suited or employed, especially:
a. A person's role or occupation: in my function as chief editor.
b. Biology The physiological activity of an organ or body part: The heart's function is to pump blood.
c. Computers A procedure within an application.
2. An official ceremony or a formal social occasion: disliked attending receptions and other company functions.
3. Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance: Growth is a function of nutrition.
4. Abbr. f Mathematics
a. A variable so related to another that for each value assumed by one there is a value determined for the other.
b. A rule of correspondence between two sets such that there is exactly one element in the second set assigned to each element in the first set. Also called mapping.
intr.v. func·tioned, func·tion·ing, func·tions
1. To have or perform a function; serve: functioned as ambassador.
2. To deal with or overcome the challenges of everyday life: For weeks after his friend's funeral he simply could not function.

[Latin fūnctiō, fūnctiōn-, performance, execution, from fūnctus, past participle of fungī, to perform, execute.]

Synonyms: function, duty, office, role
These nouns denote the actions and activities assigned to, required of, or expected of a person: the function of a teacher; a bank clerk's duty; performed the office of financial adviser; the role of a parent.

## function

(ˈfʌŋkʃən)
n
1. the natural action or intended purpose of a person or thing in a specific role: the function of a hammer is to hit nails into wood.
2. an official or formal social gathering or ceremony
3. a factor dependent upon another or other factors: the length of the flight is a function of the weather.
4. (Mathematics) maths logic Also called: map or mapping a relation between two sets that associates a unique element (the value) of the second (the range) with each element (the argument) of the first (the domain): a many-one relation. Symbol: f(x) The value of f(x) for x = 2 is f(2)
vb (intr)
5. to operate or perform as specified; work properly
6. (foll by as) to perform the action or role (of something or someone else): a coin may function as a screwdriver.
[C16: from Latin functiō, from fungī to perform, discharge]
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## func•tion

(ˈfʌŋk ʃən)

n.
1. the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role.
2. any ceremonious public or social gathering or occasion.
3. a factor related to or dependent upon other factors: Price is a function of supply and demand.
4.
a. Also called correspondence , map, mapping, transformation. a relation between two sets in which one element of the second set is assigned to each element of the first set, as the expression y=x2; operator.
b. a formula expressing a relation between the angles of a triangle and its sides, as sine or cosine.
5. the grammatical role a linguistic form has or the position it occupies in a particular construction.
6. the contribution made by a social activity or structure to the maintenance of a social system.
v.i.
7. to work; operate.
8. to have or exercise a function; serve.
[1525–35; < Latin functiō a performance, execution, derivative of fungī to perform, execute]

## func·tion

(fŭngk′shən)
1. A relationship between two sets that matches each member of the first set with a unique member of the second set. Functions are often expressed as an equation, such as y = x + 5, meaning that y is a function of x such that for any value of x, the value of y will be 5 greater than x.
2. A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.

## function

Past participle: functioned
Gerund: functioning

Imperative
function
function
Present
I function
you function
he/she/it functions
we function
you function
they function
Preterite
I functioned
you functioned
he/she/it functioned
we functioned
you functioned
they functioned
Present Continuous
I am functioning
you are functioning
he/she/it is functioning
we are functioning
you are functioning
they are functioning
Present Perfect
I have functioned
you have functioned
he/she/it has functioned
we have functioned
you have functioned
they have functioned
Past Continuous
I was functioning
you were functioning
he/she/it was functioning
we were functioning
you were functioning
they were functioning
Past Perfect
Future
I will function
you will function
he/she/it will function
we will function
you will function
they will function
Future Perfect
I will have functioned
you will have functioned
he/she/it will have functioned
we will have functioned
you will have functioned
they will have functioned
Future Continuous
I will be functioning
you will be functioning
he/she/it will be functioning
we will be functioning
you will be functioning
they will be functioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been functioning
you have been functioning
he/she/it has been functioning
we have been functioning
you have been functioning
they have been functioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been functioning
you will have been functioning
he/she/it will have been functioning
we will have been functioning
you will have been functioning
they will have been functioning
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would function
you would function
he/she/it would function
we would function
you would function
they would function
Past Conditional
I would have functioned
you would have functioned
he/she/it would have functioned
we would have functioned
you would have functioned
they would have functioned
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## function

noun
1. The main function of merchant banks is to raise capital. Your success will be a function of how well you can work.
2. reception, party, affair, gathering, bash (informal), lig (Brit. slang), social occasion, soiree, do (informal) We were going down to a function in London.
verb
1. work, run, operate, perform, be in business, be in running order, be in operation or action, go The authorities say the prison is now functioning properly.
2. act, serve, operate, perform, behave, officiate, act the part of, do duty, have the role of, be in commission, be in operation or action, serve your turn On weekdays, one third of the room functions as a workspace.
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## function

noun
1. The proper activity of a person or thing:
2. A large or important social gathering:
Informal: do.
Slang: bash.
verb
1. To react in a specified way:
2. To perform a function effectively:
3. To perform the duties of another:
Translations
وَظيفَه، عَمَليَعْمَل
funkceúčelfungovat
fungerefunktionvirkeopgave
funkcio
funktsioon
funktiojuhlatarkoitustehtävätilaisuus
funkcija
függvényfunkcióműködik
fungsi
fallstarf, hlutverkstarfa, vinna
기능함수
funkcijafunkcionalus
amatpienākumsdarbotiesfunkcijafunkcionēt
funcţiefuncţiona
delovatifunkcija

## function

[ˈfʌŋkʃən]
A. N
1. (= purpose) [of machine, person] →
it's not part of my function to + INFINno me corresponde a mí + infin
2. (= reception) → ; (= official ceremony) → acto m
3. (Math) →
B. VI (= operate) →
to function ashacer (las veces) de
C. CPD function key Ntecla f de función
function word N
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## function

[ˈfʌŋkʃən]
n
(= role) →
to be a function of sth (= dependent on) → dépendre de qch
(= reception, dinner) →
vi
(= work) → fonctionner
to function as (= serve) → faire office de
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## function

n
(of heart, tool, word etc)Funktion f
(of person)Aufgaben pl, → Pflichten pl; in his function as judgein seiner Eigenschaft als Richter; his function in lifeseine Lebensaufgabe
(= meeting)Veranstaltung f; (= reception)Empfang m; (= official ceremony)Feier f
(Math) → Funktion f
vifunktionieren; (heart, kidney, brain also)arbeiten; he can’t function without his morning coffeeohne seinen Kaffee am Morgen ist er nicht funktionsfähig; to function asfungieren als; (person also)die Rolle des/der … spielen or ausfüllen; (thing also)dienen als

## function

:
function key
n (Comput) → Funktionstaste f
function room
nVeranstaltungsraum m
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## function

[ˈfʌŋkʃn]
1. n
a. (purpose) (Math) →
b. (reception) → ricevimento; (official ceremony) →
2. vi (operate) → funzionare
to function as → fungere da
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## function

(ˈfaŋkʃən) noun
a special job, use or duty (of a machine, part of the body, person etc). The function of the brake is to stop the car.
verb
(of a machine etc) to work; to operate. This typewriter isn't functioning very well.
1. designed to be useful rather than to look beautiful. functional clothes; a functional building.
2. able to operate. It's an old car, but it's still functional.
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