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function

noun

1 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).

synonyms: map, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function.

Roget 84: number, symbol, numeral, figure, cipher, digit, integer; counter; round number; formula; function; series.    sum, difference, ... show more

Roget 998: rite; ceremony, ritual, liturgy, ceremonial; ordinance, observance, function, duty; form, formulary; solemnity, sacrament; incantation ... show more

Dutch: afbeelding, functie
Polish: funkcja, odwzorowanie, przekształcenie, transformacja



2 function

What something is used for:
— The function of an auger is to bore holes.

synonyms: purpose, role, use.

Roget 644: utility; usefulness etc. adj.; efficacy, efficiency, adequacy; service, use, stead, avail; help etc. (aid) ... show more

Dutch: functie, rol
Polish: funkcja, rola

3 function

The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group:
— The function of a teacher.

synonyms: office, part, role.

Roget 926: duty, what ought to be done, moral obligation, accountableness, liability, onus, responsibility; bounden duty, imperative duty; call, call of duty; accountability.    allegiance, ... show more

Roget 170: agency, operation, force, working, strain, function, office, maintenance, exercise, work, swing, play; interworking, interaction; ... show more

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Dutch: ambt, rol
Polish: skóra

4 function

A relation such that one thing is dependent on another.

Dutch: functie

5 function

A formal or official social gathering or ceremony.

6 function

A vaguely specified social event:
— A seemingly endless round of social functions.

synonyms: affair, occasion, social function, social occasion.

Dutch: evenement, gebeuren, gebeurtenis, happening, moment

7 function

A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program.

synonyms: procedure, routine, subprogram, subroutine.

Dutch: routine
Polish: funkcja

verb

1 function

Perform as expected when applied.

synonyms: go, operate, run, work.

Dutch: functioneren, werken

2 function

Serve a purpose, role, or function:
— The table functions as a desk.

synonym: serve.

Dutch: dienen, figureren, functioneren, fungeren

3 function

Perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function.

synonym: officiate.


Moby thesaurus: IC analysis, act, act as, acting, action, activism, activities, activity, affair, affairs, aim, ambition, animus, appositive, aspiration, assignment, attribute, attributive, baccalaureate service, bag ... show more.

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