- 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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“One-third of South Asians and more than half of all Sub-Saharan Africans suffer from malnutrition or undernutrition,” he writes.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
About one in three girls in sub-Saharan Africa experience sexual violence before turning 18.
This fate is unfortunately not rare for girls, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
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
Habet Rimbegui ostia sua sub gradu quadragesimo tertio cum besse.
This is hardly a function—parties even in the big political country-houses are more or less informal.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Lannes enlisted in the second battalion of the volunteers of Gers, and was at once elected sub-lieutenant by his fellow-citizens.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for function
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.