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functor

[fuhngk-ter] /ˈfʌŋk tər/
noun
1.
that which functions.
2.
Linguistics. a function word or affix.
Compare contentive.
Origin of functor
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; funct(ion) + -or2
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