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function

func·tion

function

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhngk shn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the purpose for which an object or a person is used.
The function of a police officer is to keep the peace.The function of scissors is to cut things.
synonyms:
purpose, use
similar words:
activity, charge, duty, job, mission, office, task
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: functioned, functioning, functions
definition: to run or operate.
The city cannot function in a normal way without electricity.The heart functions by pumping blood.
synonyms:
act, operate, run, work
similar words:
behave, deal, perform, serve
derivations: functioning (adj.), functionless (adj.)
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The word function contains the following part:
funct Latin root that means perform