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function

EN[ˈfʌŋ(k)ʃən] [ˈfʌŋkʃn̩] [ˈfʌŋkʃən] [ˈfʌŋkʃɪ̈n] [-ʌŋkʃən]
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    Definition of function in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfunctionsSUF-tion
    1. What something does or is used for.
      1. Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.
    2. A professional or official position.
      1. An official or social occasion.
        1. A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.
          1. (mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.
            1. (computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.
              1. (biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.
                1. (chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.
                  1. (anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.
                  2. VerbSGfunctionsPRfunctioningPT, PPfunctioned
                    1. VI to have a function.
                      1. VI to carry on a function; to be in action.
                      2. More Examples
                        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                          • Thus, consistent with its known function in regulating RBC phagocytosis, Hu5F9-G4 caused a transient anemia, likely due to erythrophagocytosis, but was otherwise well-tolerated.
                          • ...all the hinges of the animal frame are subverted, every animal function is vitiated; the carcass retains but just life enough to make it capable of suffering.
                          • We show that in the two-dimensional case, every objective, isotropic and isochoric energy function which is rank-one convex on is already polyconvex on .
                        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                          • Functions should use matching variable names for tramp data to improve readability.
                        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                          • We find new restrictions on the Hilbert space of pure gravity by imposing invariance under large diffeomorphisms and normalizability of the wave function.
                          • Sloan, in contrast, all but erased the social importance of the Koshare as mischief makers and satirists, instead presenting only their more serious religious function.
                          • The neurites underlying the prototroch are lost after metamorphosis, suggesting that these neurons serve a larval function.
                      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                        1. Nouns
                          • Countable nouns
                          • Verbs
                            • Intransitive verbs
                          Related Links:
                          1. en functions
                          2. en functional
                          3. en functioning
                          4. en functionality
                          5. en functioned
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                          Meaning of function for the defined word.

                          Grammatically, this word "function" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
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