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function meaning

EN[ˈfʌŋ(k)ʃən] [ˈfʌŋkʃn̩] [ˈfʌŋkʃən] [ˈfʌŋkʃɪ̈n] [-ʌŋkʃən]
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  • 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
                          • Moreover, using a transgenic approach, human CRY2 was proved to even function as a magnetosensor in the magnetoreception system of Drosophila [12 ].
                          • Corn starch, likewise, adds little since its primary functions are to absorb leftover moisture and decrease friction in the diaper area, which is unnecessary with current paper diaper designs.
                          • Lateral semicircular canal function was also evaluated by vestibulonystagmography after bithermal caloric stimulation.
                        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 study an optimization strategy that directly uses a maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimate of the argmax of the function.
                          • We find new restrictions on the Hilbert space of pure gravity by imposing invariance under large diffeomorphisms and normalizability of the wave 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
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                          1. en functions
                          2. en functional
                          3. en functioning
                          4. en functionality
                          5. en functioned
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                          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.
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