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Etymology

From Middle French fonction < Old French function < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] functio gen. functionis "performance, execution" < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] functus pp. of fungor "perform, execute, discharge".

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Noun

Singular
function

Plural
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function ({{{1}}})
  1. What something does or is used for.
  2. A professional or official position.
  3. An official or social occasion.
  4. A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.
  5. (mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.
  6. (computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.
  7. (biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.
  8. (chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.

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Verb

Infinitive
to function

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to function (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) to have a function
  2. (intransitive) to carry on a function; to be in action

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