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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
function (noun)
1.
professional or official position - occupation
2.
the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists - purpose
3.
any of a group of related actions contributing to a larger action , especially the normal and specific contribution of a bodily part to the economy of a living organism
4.
an official or formal ceremony or social gathering
5.
a) a mathematical correspondence that assigns exactly one element of one set to each element of the same or another set
b) a variable (as a quality, trait, or measurement) that depends on and varies with another - height is a function of age , also - result illnesses that are a function of stress
6.
characteristic behavior of a chemical compound due to a particular reactive unit , also - functional group
7.
a computer subroutine , specifically one that performs a calculation with variables provided by a program and supplies the program with a single result
function (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to have a function - serve an attributive noun functions as an adjective
2.
to carry on a function or be in action - operate
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
function (noun)
1.
a social gathering
SYNONIMS:
affair, bash, binge, blast, blowout, do, event, fete ( fête), function, get-together, powwow, reception, shindig
RELATED WORDS:
benefit, fund-raiser; ball, dance, formal, prom; celebration, gala, occasion; bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, saturnalia; bake, clambake, cocktail party, hen party, house party, housewarming, icebreaker, kaffeeklatsch, kegger ( keg party), klatch ( klatsch), masquerade, meet and greet, mixer, salon, shower, social, soiree ( soirée), stag, supper, symposium, tea, tea party
function (noun)
2.
an assignment at which one regularly works for pay
SYNONIMS:
appointment, berth, billet, capacity, connection, function, place, position, post, situation
RELATED WORDS:
business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice ( practise); duty, mission, posting, service, task
NEAR ANTONYMS:
avocation; joblessness, unemployment
function (noun)
3.
the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
SYNONIMS:
business, capacity, function, job, part, place, position, purpose, task, work
RELATED WORDS:
affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use
function (verb)
to have a certain purpose
SYNONIMS:
act, perform, serve, work
RELATED WORDS:
operate, run; administer, carry on, control, direct, guide, handle, manage, oversee, regulate, supervise
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