function

phonetic symbol: / fʌ́ŋkʃən / 

function - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
e.g.)
・the function of a teacher
office , part , role

[ noun ]
■ what something is used for
e.g.)
・the function of an auger is to bore holes
purpose , role , use

[ noun ]
■ a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
procedure , routine , subprogram , subroutine

[ noun ]
■ a vaguely specified social event
e.g.)
・a seemingly endless round of social functions
affair , occasion , social function , social occasion

[ noun ]
■ a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
e.g.)
・it was a black-tie function

[ noun ]
■ a relation such that one thing is dependent on another
e.g.)
・height is a function of age
・price is a function of supply and demand

[ noun ]
■ (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)
map , mapping , mathematical function , single-valued function

[ verb ]
■ perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
officiate

[ verb ]
■ perform as expected when applied
go , operate , run , work

[ verb ]
■ serve a purpose, role, or function
e.g.)
・The table functions as a desk
serve

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