- Also called correspondence, map, mapping, transformation. a relation between two sets in which one element of the second set is assigned to each element of the first set, as the expression y = x2; operator.
- Also called multiple-value function. a relation between two sets in which two or more elements of the second set are assigned to each element of the first set, as y2 = x2, which assigns to every x the two values y = +x and y = −x.
- a set of ordered pairs in which none of the first elements of the pairs appears twice.
- a formula expressing a relation between the angles of a triangle and its sides, as sine or cosine.
- hyperbolic function.
- the grammatical role a linguistic form has or the position it occupies in a particular construction.
- the grammatical roles or the positions of a linguistic form or form class collectively.
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Not every website has one, and even the ones that do have very surface-level functions.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic|Nick Chasinov|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
In part, this was a function of some remaining uncertainty about how the virus spread most effectively.Parsing Trump’s baffling, head-slapping comments on mask-wearing|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Excipients are critical materials and serve a broad variety of functions.The ‘inactive' ingredients in your pills could harm you|By Yelena Ionova/The Conversation|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
For example, shipping, and social listening sound like siloed functions, but actually they’re closely related.Deep Dive: How the Summer of 2020 forced brand marketing to change for the better|jim cooper|September 14, 2020|Digiday
That’s because daily exercise not only helps kids stay physically and emotionally healthy, it also boosts cognitive function.
But the copper performs another important function: working as a catalyst in the distillation process.
The iPad was an even bigger hit, especially as it had a new function that allowed him to play the drawing back.
Openness might be a function of sexuality and gender, as well.Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue|Heather Boerner|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Entitled “Please Go Home,” the parody stars Daniel Franzese, best known as the “too gay to function” Damian from Mean Girls.Anime Hologram Pop Stars, Return of ‘Fresh Prince’ Carlton, and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sex is a basic human function; a physiological drive we cannot ignore.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side|Aurora Snow|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To prevent intruders or extruders from withdrawing his mind from the text, he exercises the Inhibitory function of the Attention.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Little girls perhaps represent the attractive function of adornment: they like to be thought pretty.Children's Ways|James Sully
This is hardly a function—parties even in the big political country-houses are more or less informal.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
No definite proof of this position has, however, as yet been adduced, and the function of the compound is entirely unknown.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
After the formal proclamation was issued the function terminated with a banquet given to 200 insurgent notabilities.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
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Derived forms of functionfunctionless, adjective
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In mathematics, a quantity whose value is determined by the value of some other quantity. For example, “The yield of this field is a function of the amount of fertilizer applied” means that a given amount of fertilizer will yield an amount of whatever crop is growing.