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Noun function has 7 senses
  1. function, mathematical function - a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set
    --1 is a kind of mathematical relation
    --1 has particulars:
     inverse function; Kronecker delta; metric function, metric; transformation; mapping, map, correspondence; operator; trigonometric function, circular function; threshold function; exponential, exponential function
  2. function, purpose, role, use - what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
    --2 is a kind of utility, usefulness
    --2 has particulars: raison d'etre
    Derived form: verb function2
  3. function, office, part, role - 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"
    --3 is a kind of duty
    --3 has particulars:
     capacity; hat; portfolio; stead, position, place, lieu; second fiddle
    Derived form: verb function3
  4. function - a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand"
    --4 is a kind of
  5. function - a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function"
    --5 is a kind of
    social gathering, social affair
  6. affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function - 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"
    --6 is a kind of social event
    --6 has particulars:
     party; celebration, jubilation; ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance; fundraiser; photo opportunity, photo op; sleepover
  7. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
    --7 is a kind of software, software system, software package, package
    --7 is a part of program, programme, computer program, computer programme
    --7 has particulars:
     cataloged procedure; contingency procedure; library routine; random number generator; recursive routine; reusable routine; supervisory routine, executive routine; tracing routine; utility routine, service routine
Verb function has 3 senses
  1. function, work, operate, go, run - perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
    Antonyms: malfunction, misfunction
    Derived form: noun functioning1
    Sample sentence:
    These cars won't function
  2. serve, function - serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk"
    --2 is one way to suffice, do, answer, serve
    Derived form: noun function2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. officiate, function - perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"
    --3 is one way to serve
    Derived forms: noun function3, noun functionary1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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