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) (synset 113806028)
  2. What something is used for (synset 105156572)
    "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. A formal or official social gathering or ceremony (synset 108269388)
    "it was a black-tie function"
  6. 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"
  7. A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program (synset 106594579)
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. Perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function (synset 201098908)
    "His wife officiated as his private secretary"

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