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  1. [noun] a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set
    Synonyms: mathematical

  2. [noun] what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
    Synonyms: purpose, role, use

  3. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: office, part, role

  4. [noun] a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand"

  5. [noun] a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function"

  6. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: affair, occasion, social occasion, social

  7. [noun] a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
    Synonyms: routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure

  8. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: work, operate, go, run

  9. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: serve

  10. [verb] perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"
    Synonyms: officiate


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