function meaning

  • Function may refer to:
  • 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
                          • For such propositions unimaginability looks like a function of a kind of conceptual impossibility.
                          • In addition to mechano- and chemosensation, there is evidence for further sensory function of cilia, e.g. , for photosensation, osmosensation, thermosensation, and olfactory sensation.
                          • Failure of Eg5 function leads to cell cycle arrest in mitosis with monoastral microtubule arrays.
                        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
                          • Thus we extend the theory of the directed subdifferential from quasidifferentiable to directed subdifferentiable functions.
                          • We find new restrictions on the Hilbert space of pure gravity by imposing invariance under large diffeomorphisms and normalizability of the wave function.
                          • To avoid this disadvantage of spatial distance measurement, we herein describe each object (e.g. cell nucleus) by a scalar field on the basis of an inverse multiquadric radial basis function.

                      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.
                      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                        1. Nouns
                          • Countable nouns
                          • Verbs
                            • Intransitive verbs
                          Difficultness: Level 2
                          Easy     ➨     Difficult
                          Definiteness: Level 9
                          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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                          1. en functions
                          2. en functional
                          3. en functioning
                          4. en functionality
                          5. en functioned