Noun Definition


1.Definition: (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)

Related Noun(s):map

Category: General

2.Definition: a formal or official social gathering or ceremony

"It was a black-tie function"

Category: General

3.Definition: a relation such that one thing is dependent on another

"Height is a function of age", "Price is a function of supply and demand"

Category: General

4.Definition: a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Related Noun(s):procedure, routine, subprogram, subroutine

Category: General

5.Definition: a vaguely specified social event

"The party was quite an affair", "An occasion arranged to honor the president", "A seemingly endless round of social functions"

Related Noun(s):occasion

Category: General

6.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):office, part, role

Category: General

7.Definition: what something is used for

"The function of an auger is to bore holes", "Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

Related Noun(s):purpose, role, use

Category: General