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1. function [ n ] a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set

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(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

Heat_of_condensation ( work function ) plus kinetic_energy of the electrons impinging_on the anode .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

If * * f is the change per unit volume in Gibbs function caused by the shear field at constant P and T , and �r is the density of the fluid , then the total potential_energy of the system above the reference height is * * f .

This is interesting for it combines both the thermodynamic concept of a minimum Gibbs function for equilibrium and minimum mechanical potential_energy for equilibrium .

The relation between osmotic_pressure and the Gibbs function may also be developed in an analogous way .

The concept of the strain energy as a Gibbs function difference * * f and exerting a force normal to the shearing face is compatible with the information obtained from optical birefringence studies of fluids undergoing shear .

Synonyms function mathematical_function Related Terms mathematical_relation operator inverse_function exponential threshold_function mapping transformation trigonometric_function kronecker_delta metric mathematics

2. function [ n ] what something is used for
Examples: "the function of an auger is to bore holes" "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

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(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Even death , therefore , has a providential as_well_as a punitive function .

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

Within certain wide limits anatomy dictates function and , if one is permitted to speculate , potential pathology should be included in this statement as_well .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

Thyroid function tests yielded normal results .

In_spite of normal thyroid function tests , a trial of propylthiouracil , 400 mg. daily for one week , was given but served only to intensify muscle weakness .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

MacLean stressed correctly the importance of the visceral_brain for preservation of the individual and the species , as evidenced by the influence of the limbic_brain ( including the hypothalamus ) on emotions related_to fight and flight and also on sexual functions .

Synonyms use purpose function role Related Terms utility raison_d'etre serve functional nonfunctional

3. function [ v ] perform as expected when applied
Examples: "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in" "Does this old car still run well?" "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

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(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The place of religion in the simple , preliterate societies is quite definite ; as a complex it fits into the whole social_organization and functions dominantly in every part of_it .

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

Therefore , if the sense_of_touch is functioning normally and there is a complete absence of spatial awareness in a psychically blind person when the eyes are closed and an object is handled , the conclusion seems unavoidable that touch by itself cannot focus and take possession of the third-dimensionality of things and that actual sight or visual representations are necessary .

How , then , do the kinesthetic sensations function in all this ?

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

Bake was waiting to report that Lou_DuVol had been sobered_up to the point where he could function efficiently .

Synonyms operate work function run go Related Terms malfunction service run double roll cut pan_out run work operation

4. function [ n ] the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
Examples: : "the function of a teacher" "the government must do its part" "play its role"

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(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

As retinal images are conceded to be an integral function of the brain it seems logical to suppose that the nerves , between the inner brain and the eyes , carry the direct drive for cooperation from the various brain centers - rather_than to theorize on the transmission of an image which is already in required location .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Its function is to separate from the base ruled mass , among whom private ownership prevails , the governing warrior elite .

In a properly ordered society the massive force of public_law performs the function which in natural_law theory ineptly is left altogether to a small_voice so often still .

Synonyms part role function office Related Terms duty stead capacity second_fiddle hat second_fiddle portfolio officiate

5. function [ v ] serve a purpose, role, or function
Examples: "The tree stump serves as a table" "The female students served as a control group" "This table would serve very well" "His freedom served him well" The table functions as a desk"

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(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The belief in immortality , where held , functions as a redress for the ills and disappointments of the here_and_now .

Historically , religion has also functioned as a tremendous engine of vindication , enforcement , sanction , and perpetuation of various other institutions .

Synonyms serve function Related Terms suffice act_as prelude service

6. function [ v ] perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
Examples: "His wife officiated as his private secretary"

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(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

But if there was evidence at the Trial that aimed over Eichmann 's head at his collaborators in the societies where he functioned , the press seems to have missed it .

Synonyms function officiate Related Terms serve office position umpirage office

7. function [ n ] a relation such that one thing is dependent on another
Examples: "height is a function of age" "price is a function of supply and demand"

Synonyms function Related Terms relation

8. function [ n ] a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
Examples: "it was a black-tie function"

Synonyms function Related Terms social_gathering

9. function [ n ] a vaguely specified social event
Examples: "the party was quite an affair" "an occasion arranged to honor the president" "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

Synonyms occasion affair social_function function social_occasion Related Terms social_event party ceremony celebration fundraiser sleepover photo_op

10. function [ n ] a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Synonyms routine procedure subprogram function subroutine Related Terms software contingency_procedure reusable_routine library_routine random_number_generator recursive_routine cataloged_procedure supervisory_routine tracing_routine utility_routine program

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