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function



I - noun
1. (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) (Freq. 43)
Syn:
mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping
Derivationally related forms:
map (for: mapping), map (for: map)
Topics:
mathematics, math, maths
Hypernyms:
mathematical relation
Hyponyms:
polynomial, multinomial, expansion, inverse function, Kronecker delta,
metric function, metric, transformation, isometry, operator, trigonometric function,
circular function, threshold function, exponential, exponential function
2. what something is used for (Freq. 24)
- the function of an auger is to bore holes
- ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
Syn:
purpose, role, use
Hypernyms:
utility, usefulness
Hyponyms:
raison d'etre
Attrubites:
functional, nonfunctional
3. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group (Freq. 7)
- the function of a teacher
- the government must do its part
- play its role
Syn:
office, part, role
Derivationally related forms:
officiate (for: office)
Hypernyms:
duty
Hyponyms:
capacity, hat, portfolio, stead, position,
place, lieu, second fiddle
4. a relation such that one thing is dependent on another
- height is a function of age
- price is a function of supply and demand
Hypernyms:
relation
5. a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
- it was a black-tie function
Hypernyms:
social gathering, social affair
6. 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
Syn:
affair, occasion, social occasion, social function
Hypernyms:
social event
Hyponyms:
party, celebration, jubilation, ceremony, ceremonial,
ceremonial occasion, observance, fundraiser, photo opportunity, photo op, sleepover
7. a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
Syn:
routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure
Derivationally related forms:
procedural (for: procedure)
Hypernyms:
software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package
Hyponyms:
cataloged procedure, contingency procedure, library routine, random number generator, recursive routine,
reusable routine, supervisory routine, executive routine, tracing routine, utility routine, service routine
Part Holonyms:
program, programme, computer program, computer programme

II - verb
1. perform as expected when applied (Freq. 9)
- 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
Syn:
work, operate, go, run
Ant:
malfunction
Derivationally related forms:
operative (for: operate), operant (for: operate), operation (for: operate), functioning
Hyponyms:
double, roll, run, cut, service, serve
Verb Group:
run, work
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- These cars won't function
2. serve a purpose, role, or function (Freq. 3)
- 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
Syn:
serve
Hypernyms:
suffice, do, answer, serve
Hyponyms:
prelude, act as
Verb Group:
service, serve
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
3. perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function (Freq. 1)
- His wife officiated as his private secretary
Syn:
officiate
Derivationally related forms:
functionary, officiation (for: officiate), office (for: officiate), officiating (for: officiate)
Hypernyms:
serve
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP

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