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1. function

noun. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] (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).

Synonyms

  • expansion
  • mapping
  • metric function
  • mathematical function
  • Kronecker delta
  • inverse function
  • isometry
  • operator
  • threshold function
  • exponential function
  • multinomial
  • polynomial
  • metric
  • trigonometric function
  • map
  • circular function
  • exponential
  • single-valued function
  • mathematical relation

Antonyms

  • front
  • back
  • left
  • right

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

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Rhymes with Function

  • conjunction
  • compunction
  • injunction
  • junction

How do you pronounce function?

Pronounce function as ˈfəŋkʃən.

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How do you spell function? Is it funtion ?

A common misspelling of function is funtion

Sentences with function


1. Noun, singular or mass
The function of a pull chain switch is to solve a single problem.

Quotes about function


1. This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
- Lin Yutang

2. I did the 'Bionic Woman,' which of course had a lot of humor in it, and that was really a function of a lot of the ad-libbing and the things that I did in it.
- Lindsay Wagner

3. The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

2. function

noun. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] what something is used for.

Synonyms

  • use
  • raison d'etre
  • functional
  • purpose
  • nonfunctional
  • role
  • utility

Antonyms

  • functional
  • uselessness
  • inutility
  • strengthening

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

3. function

noun. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.

Synonyms

  • part
  • lieu
  • duty
  • stead
  • capacity
  • portfolio
  • office
  • role
  • hat
  • position
  • second fiddle

Antonyms

  • extraordinary
  • source program
  • object program
  • unbox

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

4. function

verb. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] perform as expected when applied.

Synonyms

  • serve
  • run
  • double
  • operate
  • work
  • go
  • service
  • roll

Antonyms

  • outside
  • inside
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

5. function

verb. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] serve a purpose, role, or function.

Synonyms

  • answer
  • serve
  • prelude
  • act as
  • do
  • service

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • join
  • connect
  • attach

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

6. function

verb. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function.

Synonyms

  • officiate

Antonyms

  • downgrade
  • divest

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

7. function

noun. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program.

Synonyms

  • utility routine
  • software system
  • procedure
  • routine
  • service routine
  • reusable routine
  • subroutine
  • recursive routine
  • program
  • library routine
  • tracing routine
  • programme
  • computer software
  • cataloged procedure
  • random number generator
  • executive routine
  • computer programme
  • subprogram
  • computer program
  • package
  • software package
  • contingency procedure
  • software
  • software program

Antonyms

  • weakening
  • contraction
  • decrease
  • deflation

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

8. function

noun. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] a relation such that one thing is dependent on another.

Antonyms

  • disarrange

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

9. function

noun. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] a formal or official social gathering or ceremony.

Synonyms

  • social affair

Antonyms

  • nonobservance
  • inattention

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)

10. function

noun. ['ˈfʌŋkʃən'] a vaguely specified social event.

Synonyms

  • fundraiser
  • affair
  • occasion
  • photo op
  • photo opportunity
  • ceremonial
  • celebration
  • party
  • ceremonial occasion
  • social event
  • ceremony
  • observance
  • jubilation
  • sleepover
  • social occasion

Antonyms

  • nondriver
  • unrhythmical
  • informal
  • nonconformity

Etymology

  • function (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • fonction (French)
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