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functions, plural;
  1. Work or operate in a proper or particular way
    • - her liver is functioning normally
  2. Fulfill the purpose or task of (a specified thing)
    • - the museum intends to function as an educational and study center
  1. An activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing
    • - bridges perform the function of providing access across water
    • - Vitamin A is required for good eye function
  2. Practical use or purpose in design
    • - building designs that prioritize style over function
  3. A basic task of a computer, esp. one that corresponds to a single instruction from the user

  4. A relationship or expression involving one or more variables
    • - the function (bx + c)
  5. A variable quantity regarded in relation to one or more other variables in terms of which it may be expressed or on which its value depends

  6. A functional group

  7. A thing dependent on another factor or factors
    • - class shame is a function of social power
  8. A large or formal social event or ceremony
    • - he was obliged to attend party functions

  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)
  2. perform as expected when applied; "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"
  3. serve: serve a purpose, role, or function; "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"
  4. what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  5. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
  6. officiate: perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"
  7. In mathematics, the Minkowski question mark function, sometimes called the slippery devil's staircase and denoted by ?(x), is a function possessing various unusual fractal properties, defined by Hermann Minkowski in 1904. ...
  8. A function is part of an answer to a question about why some object or process occurred in a system that evolved through a process of selection. Thus, function refers forward from the object or process, along some chain of causation, to the goal or success. ...
  9. In engineering, a function is interpreted as a specific process, action or task that a system is able to perform .
  10. A syllabus (pl. syllabi or syllabuses; from Latin syllabus "list" probably of Greek origin), is an outline and summary of topics to be covered in an education or training course. It is descriptive (unlike the prescriptive or specific curriculum). ...
  11. The mathematical concept of a function expresses the intuitive idea that one quantity (the argument of the function, also known as the input) completely determines another quantity (the value, or the output). A function assigns a unique value to each input of a specified type. ...
  12. A diatonic function (also chord area), in tonal music theory, is the specific, recognized role of each of the 7 notes and their chords in relation to the (diatonic) key. ...
  13. (6. Functional) design with the primary goal of controlling an individual s anatomical function, such as providing support or stability, or assisting ambulation.
  14. (FUNCTIONAL) Describing a language as "funcational" isn't a reference to the fact that "it works". It means... (compare to: logical, procedural)
  15. (Functional) A 1^st ray cut-out of the shell and a 1^st met head cut-out of the sulcus length forefoot post
  16. (Functional) Designed with a useful purpose in mind.
  17. (Functional) Equipment that is capable of operating to its intended purpose and is production worthy. This term can be used interchangeably with Operational.
  18. (Functional) Proper shutter hinges allow shutters to swing open and closed. Non-functional shutters are secured directly to the building for aesthetic purposes only.
  19. (Functional) Sufficiently useful for independent use in daily activities.
  20. (Functional) The ability to carry out a purposeful activity.
  21. (Functional) This term is often used to describe a watch which is water resistant and has three hands with a calendar or day/date.
  22. (Functional) breadwinner, provider;
  23. (Functional) failures that would be observed or evident to the crew operating the system
  24. (Functional) genomics Systematic analysis of gene activity in healthy and diseased tissues.
  25. (Functional) incontinence – incontinence due to a person’s inability to gain access to a toilet. This can be due to mental or physical impairment.