• What something does or is used for.
  • A professional or official position.
  • An official or social occasion.
  • Something which is dependent on or stems from another thing; a result or concomitant.
  • A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.
  • A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.
  • A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.
  • The physiological activity of an organ or body part.
  • The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.
  • The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.



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  • From Middle French function, from Old French fonction, from Latin functiō, from functus, perfect participle of fungor.

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