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  1. func·tion
  2. noun


    • 1. work or operate in a proper or particular way:

      her liver is functioning normally
      Synonym : work, go, run, be in working/running order, operate, perform, be in action, be operative
    • 2. fulfill the purpose or task of (a specified thing):

      the museum intends to function as an educational and study center
      Synonym : serve, act, operate, perform, work, behave, have/do the job of, play the role of, act the part of, perform the function of, do duty as, constitute, form
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: function, plural noun: functions

    • noun

      an activity that is natural to or the purpose of a person or thing:

      practical use or purpose in design:

    • verb

      work or operate in a proper or particular way:

      fulfil the purpose or task of (a specified thing):

    • noun

      the minimum quantity of energy which is required to remove an electron to infinity from the surface of a given solid, usually a metal.
    • noun

      a function whose value is a constant raised to the power of the argument, especially the function where the constant is e.
    • noun

      short for probability density function
    • noun

      a function whose truth value is dependent on the truth value of its arguments.
    • noun

      another term for trigonometric function
    • noun

      short for cumulative distribution function
    • noun

      a mathematical function relating the output or response of a system such as a filter circuit to the input or stimulus.
    • noun

      a function of an angle, or of an abstract quantity, used in trigonometry, including the sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant, and their hyperbolic counterparts.
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