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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 1: the purpose or role that an object or a person fulfills or is suited for.
The function of a fire fighter is to put out fires.The function of an umbrella is to keep you from getting wet.
synonyms:
purpose, role, use
similar words:
activity, application, charge, duty, job, mission, niche, office, place, province, sphere, task
definition 2: a formal social gathering or ceremony.
She and her husband will attend the function.
synonyms:
occasion, reception
similar words:
banquet, celebration, festivity, formal, gala, meeting, party
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: functioned, functioning, functions
definition: to run or operate, especially in a way that is normal or desired.
The city cannot function without electricity.My computer is not functioning.You will function better if you get more sleep.
synonyms:
act, go, 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