Definition of Function:

  1. An action performed by a device, department, or person that produces a result. Function remains more or less fixed whereas the purpose (which indicates intention or objective) generally changes. For example, the function of a hammer is to strike something nearby whereas its purpose (what to strike and why) could be anything the hammer-wielder has in mind.

  2. An activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing.

  3. Mathematics: A mathematical relationship in which a quantity (dependent variable) depends on or is determined by another quantity (independent variable) or quantities. The dependent variable is said to be a function of the independent variable(s). If something is done, or something happens, to the independent variable(s), it is reflected in the dependent variable. For example, expenditure is a function of income and, for a wage earner, income is a function of two variables: per hour wage rate and number of hours worked.

  4. A large or formal social event or ceremony.

  5. A relationship or expression involving one or more variables.

  6. Work or operate in a proper or particular way.

  7. See business function.

  8. A thing dependent on another factor or factors.

Synonyms of Function

Work, Go, Run, Be in running order, Be in working order, Operate, Perform, Be in action, Be operative, Purpose, Task, Use, Role, IC analysis, Act, Act as, Acting, Action, Activism, Activities, Activity, Affair, Affairs, Aim, Ambition, Animus, Appositive, Aspiration, Assignment, Attribute, Attributive, Baccalaureate service, Bag, Banquet, Be effective, Be in action, Behave, Behavior, Business, Capacity, Celebration, Ceremonial, Ceremony, Character, Chore, Commencement, Commerce, Commission, Complement, Concern, Concernment, Construction modifier, Convocation, Counsel, Cutting, Deep structure, Desideration, Desideratum, Design, Desire, Determination, Dinner, Direct object, Do duty, Doing, Duty, Effect, Employ, Employment, Empty formality, End use, Enterprise, Event, Exercise, Exercises, Faculty, Filler, Fixed purpose, Form, Form of worship, Form-function unit, Formal, Formality, Formula, Formulary, Functioning, Gala, Gathering, Go, Goal, Graduation, Graduation exercises, Have effect, Have free play, Have play, Holy rite, Idea, Immediate constituent analysis, Immediate purpose, Inaugural, Inauguration, Indirect object, Initiation, Institution, Intendment, Intent, Intention, Interest, Job, Labor, Levels, Liturgy, Lookout, Make, Mark, Matter, Meaning, Militate, Mind, Mission, Mode of worship, Modifier, Motive, Move, Movements, Mummery, Mystery, Nisus, Object, Objective, Observance, Occasion, Occupation, Office, Officiate, Operate, Operation, Operational purpose, Operations, Order of worship, Ordinance, Part, Party, Percolate, Perform, Perform as, Performance, Perk, Phrase structure, Place, Plan, Play, Point, Position, Practice, Praxis, Predicate, Prescribed form, Proceed, Project, Proposal, Prospectus, Province, Purpose, Qualifier, Raison detre, Ranks, Reception, Religious ceremony, Resolution, Resolve, Responsibility, Rite, Rite de passage, Rite of passage, Ritual, Ritual observance, Rituality, Role, Run, Sacrament, Sacramental, Sake, Serve, Service, Shallow structure, Slot, Slot and filler, Solemnity, Solemnization, Strata, Striving, Structure, Study, Subject, Surface structure, Swing, Syntactic analysis, Syntactic structure, Syntactics, Syntax, Tagmeme, Take effect, Target, Task, Thing, Tick, Ultimate purpose, Underlying structure, Undertaking, Use, View, Will, Word arrangement, Word order, Work, Work as, Working, Workings, Consequence, Result, Outcome, Ramification, Corollary, Concomitant, Social event, Party, Occasion, Social occasion, Affair, Gathering, Reception, Soirée, Celebration, Jamboree, Gala

How to use Function in a sentence?

  1. There is a cartilage and a viscous fluid between the two bones of the knee joint which function as lubricants when we move our legs.
  2. Her liver is functioning normally.
  3. Class shame is a function of social power.
  4. He was obliged to attend party functions.
  5. Bridges perform the function of providing access across water.
  6. The function (bx + c).
  7. In most offices, the intended function of the break-room or office kitchen is to serve as a social hub and place of relaxation for workers during the day.
  8. Professor Zhao demonstrated to his calculus students that, without the proper formula, the equation would not be able to function .

Meaning of Function & Function Definition