HyperDic: function

English > 10 senses of the word function:
NOUNrelationfunction, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping(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)
attributefunction, purpose, role, usewhat something is used for
actfunction, office, part, rolethe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
relationfunctiona relation such that one thing is dependent on another
groupfunctiona formal or official social gathering or ceremony
eventfunction, affair, occasion, social occasion, social functiona vaguely specified social event
communicationfunction, routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedurea set sequence of steps, part of larger / larger computer program
VERBcontactfunction, work, operate, go, runperform as expected when applied
stativefunction, serveserve a purpose, role, or function
competitionfunction, officiateperform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
function > pronunciation
Soundsfah'ngkshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > function: 10 senses > noun 1, relation
Meaning(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).
Synonymsmathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
NarrowerKronecker deltaA function of two variables i and j that equals 1 when i=j and equals 0 otherwise
expansionA function expressed as a sum or product of terms
exponential, exponential functionA function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent
inverse functionA function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another
isometryA one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points / points
metric function, metricA function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
operator(mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
polynomial, multinomialA mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms
threshold functionA function that takes the value 1 if a specified function of the arguments exceeds a given threshold and 0 otherwise
transformation(mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
trigonometric function, circular functionfunction of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle
Broadermathematical relationA relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)
Spanishcorrespondencia, correspondencia unívoca, función matemática, función
Catalancorrespondència, correspondència unívoca, funció matemàtica, funció
English > function: 10 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningWhat something is used for.
Example"the function of an auger is to bore holes"
Synonymspurpose, role, use
Attributesfunctionaldesigned for or capable of a particular function or use
nonfunctionalnot having or performing a function
Narrowerraison d'etreThe purpose that justifies a thing's existence
Broaderutility, usefulnessThe quality of being of practical use
Spanishfunción, papel, propósito, uso
Catalanfunció, propòsit
Adjectivesfunctionalrelating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure
Verbsfunctionserve a purpose, role, or function
English > function: 10 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.
Example"the function of a teacher"
Synonymsoffice, part, role
NarrowercapacityA specified function
hatAn informal term for a person's role
portfolioThe role of the head of a government department
second fiddleA secondary role or function
stead, position, place, lieuThe post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
BroaderdutyWork that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
Spanishcargo, función, ministerio, oficio, papel, parte, rol
Catalanfunció, paper, part, rol
Verbsfunctionperform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
English > function: 10 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningA relation such that one thing is dependent on another.
Examples
  • "height is a function of age"
  • "price is a function of supply and demand"
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishfunción
English > function: 10 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningA formal or official social gathering or ceremony.
Example"it was a black-tie function"
Broadersocial gathering, social affairA gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
Spanishceremonia pública, solemnidad
Catalancerimònia pública, solemnitat
English > function: 10 senses > noun 6, event
MeaningA vaguely specified social event.
Example "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
Synonymsaffair, occasion, social occasion, social function
Narrowercelebration, jubilationA joyful / joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observanceA formal event performed on a special occasion
fundraiserA social function that is held for the purpose of raising money
partyAn occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
photo opportunity, photo opAn occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
sleepoverAn occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children)
Broadersocial eventAn event characteristic of persons forming groups
Spanishacontecimiento, acto, acto social, función, ocasión, suceso
Catalanacte, acte social, esdeveniment, ocasió, succés
English > function: 10 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA set sequence of steps, part of larger / larger computer program.
Synonymsroutine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure
Part ofprogram, programme, computer program, computer programme(computer science) a sequence / sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
Narrowercataloged procedureA set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name
contingency procedureAn alternative to the normal procedure
library routineA debugged routine that is maintained in a program library
random number generatorA routine designed to yield a random number
recursive routineA routine that can call itself
reusable routineA routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
supervisory routine, executive routineA routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines
tracing routineA routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program
utility routine, service routineA routine that can be used as needed
Broadersoftware, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
Spanishfunción, procedimiento, subprograma, subrutina
Catalansubprograma, subrutina
English > function: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPerform as expected when applied.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThese cars won't function
Synonymswork, operate, go, run
NarrowercutFunction as a cutting instrument
doubleDo double duty
rollBegin operating or running
runBe operating, running or functioning
service, serveBe used by
Oppositemalfunction, misfunctionfail to function or function improperly
Similar torunBe operating, running or functioning
workoperate in or through
Spanishfuncionar, marchar, operar, trabajar
Catalanfuncionar, operar
Nounsfunctioningprocess or manner of functioning or operating
English > function: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningServe a purpose, role, or function.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "The table functions as a desk"
Synonymserve
Narroweract asFunction as or act like
preludeServe as a prelude or opening to
Broadersuffice, do, answer, serveBe sufficient
Similar toservice, serveBe used by
Spanishejercer, servir
Catalanexercir, fer de, servir
Nounsfunctionwhat something is used for
English > function: 10 senses > verb 3, competition
MeaningPerform duties attached to a particular office or place or function.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymofficiate
BroaderserveDo duty or hold offices
Spanishfungir, oficiar, servir
Catalanexercir, oficiar
Nounsfunctionthe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
functionarya worker who holds or is invested with an office

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