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Synonyms for function
ˈfʌŋk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping(noun)

    (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

    Synonyms:
    routine, map, single-valued function, social function, use, chromosome mapping, procedure, mathematical function, subroutine, role, affair, part, subprogram, occasion, office, purpose, social occasion, mapping

    Antonyms:
    malfunction, misfunction

  2. function, purpose, role, use(noun)

    what something is used for

    "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

    Synonyms:
    utilisation, habit, usage, routine, role, social occasion, manipulation, theatrical role, use of goods and services, procedure, occasion, character, subroutine, part, determination, aim, usance, purpose, enjoyment, subprogram, employment, mapping, use, consumption, single-valued function, persona, intention, economic consumption, intent, social function, exercise, affair, office, mathematical function, map, utilization, design

    Antonyms:
    malfunction, misfunction

  3. function, office, part, role(noun)

    the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

    "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

    Synonyms:
    billet, berth, constituent, place, spot, social occasion, bureau, role, portion, procedure, office staff, section, share, post, piece, component, character, subroutine, division, part, authority, purpose, position, subprogram, power, government agency, theatrical role, agency, mapping, contribution, business office, use, region, single-valued function, persona, routine, social function, parting, percentage, affair, situation, office, component part, mathematical function, occasion, map, federal agency, voice

    Antonyms:
    misfunction, malfunction

  4. function(noun)

    a relation such that one thing is dependent on another

    "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand"

    Synonyms:
    routine, map, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, mathematical function, subroutine, role, affair, part, subprogram, occasion, office, purpose, social occasion, mapping

    Antonyms:
    misfunction, malfunction

  5. function(noun)

    a formal or official social gathering or ceremony

    "it was a black-tie function"

    Synonyms:
    routine, map, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, mathematical function, subroutine, role, affair, part, subprogram, occasion, office, purpose, social occasion, mapping

    Antonyms:
    malfunction, misfunction

  6. affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function(noun)

    a vaguely specified social event

    "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

    Synonyms:
    routine, map, subprogram, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, amour, subroutine, role, matter, affair, social occasion, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, juncture, affaire, part, intimacy, purpose, mathematical function, office, mapping

    Antonyms:
    misfunction, malfunction

  7. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function(verb)

    a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

    Synonyms:
    turn, modus operandi, subprogram, social function, process, procedure, mathematical function, routine, subroutine, role, occasion, act, number, purpose, affair, part, map, office, operation, use, single-valued function, bit, social occasion, mapping

    Antonyms:
    misfunction, malfunction

  8. function, work, operate, go, run(verb)

    perform as expected when applied

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    lick, perish, break away, give way, hold out, hunt, run, endure, lead, give out, unravel, carry, fit, operate, travel, take to the woods, last, die, track down, mold, go away, act, snuff it, go, bunk, run away, solve, act upon, turn tail, head for the hills, run low, do work, plump, fly the coop, prevail, process, execute, mould, wreak, incline, drop dead, put to work, course, tend, work, scarper, blend in, run short, croak, get going, control, ferment, range, serve, work out, pass away, consort, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, flow, hunt down, knead, scat, bring, break, figure out, escape, form, rifle, locomote, lock, exploit, run for, lean, belong, make, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, cultivate, manoeuvre, melt down, get, be given, turn, expire, ladder, draw, become, bleed, manoeuver, persist, live on, campaign, forge, move, influence, engage, pop off, sound, fail, conk out, extend, start, depart, operate on, decease, puzzle out, play, hold up, proceed, break down, lam, melt, crop, exit, conk, work on, exercise, buy the farm, ply, hightail it, sour, feed, choke, race, guide, die hard, pass, shape, make for, mesh, officiate, black market, maneuver

    Antonyms:
    misfunction, malfunction

  9. serve, function(verb)

    serve a purpose, role, or function

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    go, process, help, dish up, work, answer, dish out, serve, attend to, suffice, attend, service, run, operate, assist, serve up, wait on, serve well, swear out, dish, do, officiate

    Antonyms:
    misfunction, malfunction

  10. officiate, function(verb)

    perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

    "His wife officiated as his private secretary"

    Synonyms:
    run, go, officiate, serve, operate, work

    Antonyms:
    malfunction, misfunction

Wiktionary

  1. function(noun)

    Synonyms:
    transformation, map, mapping, operation, mathematical function

  2. function(noun)

    Synonyms:
    subroutine, procedure, subprogram, routine

  3. function(noun)

    to have a function

    Synonyms:
    role, intention, purpose, aim, use, officiate, serve

  4. function(noun)

    to carry on a function; to be in action

    Synonyms:
    part, occupation, role, office, run, go, work, operate

    Antonyms:
    malfunction

  5. function(noun)

    An official or social occasion.

    Synonyms:
    social function, affair, social occasion, occasion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. function

    Etymologically, duty is that which is owed or due; obligation, that to or by which one is bound; right, that which is correct, straight, or in the direct line of truth and goodness; responsibility, that for which one must answer. Duty and responsibility are thought of as to some person or persons; right is impersonal. One's duty may be to others or to himself; his obligations and responsibilities are to others. Duty arises from the nature of things; obligation and responsibility may be created by circumstances, as by one's own promise, or by the acceptance of a trust, etc. We speak of a parent's duty, a debtor's obligation; or of a child's duty of obedience, and a parent's responsibility for the child's welfare. Right is that which accords with the moral system of the universe. Righteousness is right incarnated in action. In a more limited sense, right may be used of what one may rightly claim, and so be the converse of duty. It is the creditor's right to demand payment, and the debtor's duty to pay. Compare BUSINESS.

    Synonyms:
    accountability, business, duty, obligation, office, responsibility, right, righteousness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. function

    Synonyms:
    office, part, character, capacity, business, administration, discharge, operation, exercise, power, duty, employment

    Antonyms:
    usurpation, maladministration, misconduct, misdemeanor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. function(n.)

    Synonyms:
    performance, execution, discharge, exercise

  2. function(n.)

    Synonyms:
    province, business, office, duty, employment, occupation, part

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. function(n)

    Synonyms:
    duty, province, office, business, part, discharge, performance, execution, party, entertainment, festivity, reception

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Function":

    VEX, David Sumner

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Veena
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How to use function in a sentence?

  1. Brian Penny:

    Given the meaningful increase in the gold price, we are taking a prudent step to establish a floor price for our revenues through the balance of 2016 while maintaining significant exposure to higher prices, our unique decision to enter into the option contracts is solely a function of 2016 being our most significant year of investment at our Rainy River project.

  2. Nicole Brown Simpson:

    I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case. Especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch in our function.

  3. Toto Wolff:

    We know that Williams has more difficulties in keeping the tyres until the end and we knew that triggering an early stop on lap 18... would have caused them problems at the end. So it was a bit of a game, which didn't function, my wife sent me a WhatsApp (message) saying:.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    There were always people like the pope. They serve a certain function, of course. They subsidize us. But, they don't create anything and they must never be allowed to stop the artist from creating.

  5. Zaramie Lindseth:

    Even through that event we were able to continue operations, it wasn't pretty. We did have some delays, certainly, but the airport continued to function and never closed all three runways during that event.

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Translations for function

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  • funksieAfrikaans
  • وظيفةArabic
  • funció, funcionarCatalan, Valencian
  • funkce, účelCzech
  • funktion, virke, fungereDanish
  • Funktion, Festveranstaltung, Funktionalität, Feier, Zweck, Aufgabe, fungieren, funzen, arbeiten, funktionieren, wirkenGerman
  • λειτούργημα, διαδικασία, αποστολή, συνάρτηση, λειτουργία, καθήκον, δεξίωση, τελετή, λειτουργώ, λειτουργώ ως, εργάζομαιGreek
  • funkcio, funkciiEsperanto
  • cargo, función, fungir, funcionarSpanish
  • funktsioonEstonian
  • تابعPersian
  • tapahtuma, tarkoitus, tilaisuus, tehtävä, toimi, funktio, käyttäytyminen, toiminta, toiminto, käydä, toimia, käynnissäFinnish
  • fonction, fonctionner, marcherFrench
  • feidhm, feidhmighIrish
  • funciónGalician
  • cruinnaghtManx
  • פונקציה, אירוע, תפקיד, תפקד, פעלHebrew
  • फलनHindi
  • függvény, funkció, működikHungarian
  • աշխատել, գործել, բանելArmenian
  • fungsiIndonesian
  • funcionoIdo
  • fallIcelandic
  • cerimonia, funzione, ricevimento, funzionareItalian
  • פונקציהHebrew
  • 機能, 関数, 職務, 動く, 作用する, 機能するJapanese
  • ფუნქციაGeorgian
  • 함수, 기능Korean
  • کار, کاروبارKurdish
  • fūnctiōLatin
  • fungsiMalay
  • functie, functioneren, fungeren, dienenDutch
  • funksjon, post, stilling, tilstelning, tilstellingNorwegian
  • funkcja, stanowisko, działać, funkcjonowaćPolish
  • função, funcionarPortuguese
  • llamk'ayQuechua
  • funcție, funcționaRomanian
  • функцияRussian
  • funkcija, svrha, službaSerbo-Croatian
  • funksionAlbanian
  • subrutin, bjudning, uppgift, funktion, åliggande, förrättning, syssla, kall, tillställning, fungera, tjänstgöra, verkaSwedish
  • тобеъTajik
  • ฟังก์ชันThai
  • fonksiyon, işlevTurkish
  • функціяUkrainian
  • 功能Chinese

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