DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

function meaning

EN[ˈfʌŋ(k)ʃən] [ˈfʌŋkʃn̩] [ˈfʌŋkʃən] [ˈfʌŋkʃɪ̈n] [-ʌŋkʃən]
US
WFunction
  • Function may refer to:

    Definition of function in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfunctionsSUF-tion
    1. What something does or is used for.
      1. Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.
    2. A professional or official position.
      1. An official or social occasion.
        1. A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.
          1. (mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.
            1. (computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.
              1. (biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.
                1. (chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.
                  1. (anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.
                  2. VerbSGfunctionsPRfunctioningPT, PPfunctioned
                    1. VI to have a function.
                      1. VI to carry on a function; to be in action.
                      2. More Examples
                        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                          • Our experiments re-confirmed that mosses and lichens functioned better than PCs by decreasing soil buck density, increasing water holding capacity and infiltrability.
                          • If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.
                          • Such networks determine regulation complexity in various ways and may coadapt to different functions than they originally evolved for.
                        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                          • Functions should use matching variable names for tramp data to improve readability.
                        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                          • We use a mouse model of DEND syndrome (nV59M mice) to determine if subcutaneous or intracranioventricular administration of glibenclamide can affect neurological function.
                          • The neurites underlying the prototroch are lost after metamorphosis, suggesting that these neurons serve a larval function.
                          • To avoid this disadvantage of spatial distance measurement, we herein describe each object (e.g. cell nucleus) by a scalar field on the basis of an inverse multiquadric radial basis function.
                      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                        1. Nouns
                          • Countable nouns
                          • Verbs
                            • Intransitive verbs
                          Related Links:
                          1. en functions
                          2. en functional
                          3. en functioning
                          4. en functionality
                          5. en functioned
                          Source: Wiktionary

                          Meaning of function for the defined word.

                          Grammatically, this word "function" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
                          Difficultness: Level 2
                          12345678910
                          Easy     ➨     Difficult
                          Definiteness: Level 9
                          12345678910
                          Definite    ➨     Versatile
                          0.151