- 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.
verb (used without object)
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Common sense is not a just a normative judgment about wisdom, but a structural feature of any functioning organization.
Most people could agree on whether a given configuration of materials is a functioning vehicle or a useless set of parts.
It is entirely possible for some of these mechanisms to be functioning while others have ceased.
There are conditions where the heart and many other organs are functioning relatively well, but the brain is very ill.
Thailand has had a lousy track record with functioning democracy for many decades.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He only knew that he was part of the great scheme of things and that he was functioning ably.Half Portions|Edna Ferber
In 1914 we had thirty-thousand banks, functioning to a great degree in independence of each other.The American Empire|Scott Nearing
In our eyes the characteristics of each of the two systems were betrayed by this difference in their functioning.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
Two of these are small and lie on either side of the functioning extremity.Domesticated Animals|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
But the capacity of the soul for pleasure and pain is not confined to its functioning through the body.The Complex Vision|John Cowper Powys
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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.