function (n):
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

Related Words: office
function (n):
what something is used for
the function of an auger is to bore holes.
ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
function (n):
a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
Related Word: procedure
function (n):
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
function (n):
a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
it was a black-tie function
function (n):
a relation such that one thing is dependent on another
height is a function of age.
price is a function of supply and demand
function (n):
(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)
Related Words: mapmapping
function (v):
perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
His wife officiated as his private secretary
Related Words: officiate
function (v):
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

Related Words: operate
function (v):
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
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