Function - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- what something is used for (syn: purpose, role, use)
- the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group (syn: office, part, role)
- a relation such that one thing is dependent on another
- a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
- a vaguely specified social event (syn: affair, occasion)
- a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program (syn: procedure, routine, subprogram, subroutine)
- serve a purpose, role, or function (syn: serve)
- perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function (syn: officiate)
The function of the heart is to pump blood through the body.
He believes that the true function of art is to tell the truth.
What functions do these programs fulfill?
Infants learning to control their bodily functions
The instrument is chiefly used to measure and record heart function.
The design achieves a perfect blend of form and function.
His job combines the functions of a manager and a worker.
Her chief function is to provide expert legal advice.
They went to several functions during their college reunion weekend.
The new machine functions well.
His bad health has prevented him from being able to function effectively in recent weeks.
Her heart now seems to be functioning normally.
The computer network is not yet fully functioning.
The main function of the merchant banks is to raise capital for industry.
Height is a function of age.
present participle: functioning
past tense: functioned
past participle: functioned