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Synonyms for function
ˈfʌŋk ʃənfunc·tion

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Wiktionary

  1. functionnoun

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

  2. functionnoun

    Synonyms:
    routine, subprogram, procedure, subroutine

  3. functionnoun

    to have a function

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

  4. functionnoun

    A professional or official position.

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

    Antonyms:
    malfunction

  5. functionnoun

    An official or social occasion.

    Synonyms:
    social function, occasion, social occasion, affair

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mappingnoun

    (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, usenoun

    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, rolenoun

    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. functionnoun

    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. functionnoun

    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 functionnoun

    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, functionverb

    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, runverb

    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, functionverb

    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, functionverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. functionnoun

    Synonyms:
    performance, execution, discharge, exercise

  2. functionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. functionnoun

    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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How to use function in a sentence?

  1. Amy Edwards:

    So the concern is that somebody would get a negative antibody response and think they are not protected. Or the reverse maybe they have antibodies, but their T cells don't function very well and they then have false confidence that they are protected.

  2. Rich Dauer:

    I don’t know, i just know that I could have been and the chances were really good that I would be either dead or not be able to function. I can function now, so God has something for me.

  3. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

    The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all.

  4. Keyoumars Ashkan:

    This was the first time I've had a patient play an instrument, we managed to remove over 90 percent of the tumour, including all the areas suspicious of aggressive activity, while retaining full function in her left hand.

  5. Associated Press:

    Scholars developed it during the 1970s and 1980s in response to what they viewed as a lack of racial progress following the civil rights legislation of the 1960s, it centers on the idea that racism is systemic in the nation’s institutions and that they function to maintain the dominance of white people in society.


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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