function
Noun

(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) (synset 113806028)
domain category: math, mathematics, maths  a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementhypernym: mathematical relation  a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)hyponym:
 multinomial, polynomial  a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms
 expansion  a function expressed as a sum or product of terms
 inverse function  a function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x
 kronecker delta  a function of two variables i and j that equals 1 when i=j and equals 0 otherwise
 metric, metric function  a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
 transformation  (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system
 isometry  a onetoone mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points
 operator  (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
 circular function, trigonometric function  function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of rightangled triangle containing the angle
 threshold function  a function that takes the value 1 if a specified function of the arguments exceeds a given threshold and 0 otherwise
 exponential, exponential function  a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent

What something is used for (synset 105156572)
"the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"attribute:
 functional  designed for or capable of a particular function or use
 nonfunctional  not having or performing a function
hypernym: usefulness, utility  the quality of being of practical usehyponym: raison d'etre  the purpose that justifies a thing's existence 
The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group (synset 100721817)
"the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"hypernym: duty  work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasonshyponym:

A relation such that one thing is dependent on another (synset 113803376)
"height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand"hypernym: relation  an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

A formal or official social gathering or ceremony (synset 108269388)
"it was a blacktie function"hypernym: social affair, social gathering  a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship

A vaguely specified social event (synset 107461861)
"the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"hypernym: social event  an event characteristic of persons forming groupshyponym:
 party  an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
 celebration, jubilation  a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
 ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance  a formal event performed on a special occasion
 fundraiser  a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money
 photo op, photo opportunity  an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
 sleepover  an occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children)

A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program (synset 106594579)
hypernym: computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system  (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 memoryhyponym:
 cataloged procedure  a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name
 contingency procedure  an alternative to the normal procedure; triggered if an unusual but anticipated situation arises
 library routine  a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library
 random number generator  a routine designed to yield a random number
 recursive routine  a routine that can call itself
 reusable routine  a routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
 executive routine, supervisory routine  a routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines
 tracing routine  a routine that provides a chronological record of the execution of a computer program
 service routine, utility routine  a routine that can be used as needed
part meronym: computer program, computer programme, program, programme  (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
Verb

Perform as expected when applied (synset 201528454)
"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"hyponym:

Serve a purpose, role, or function (synset 202676679)
"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"synonym: serve

Perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function (synset 201098908)
"His wife officiated as his private secretary"hypernym: serve  do duty or hold offices; serve in a specific functionsynonym: officiate
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