definition: the purpose or role that an object or person fulfills or is suited for.
example: The function of a paper clip is to fasten things together.
example: Listening to the confession of sins is one of the functions of a Catholic priest.
definition: to run or operate, especially in a manner that is desired or considered normal.
example: The heart functions by pumping blood.
example: He really can’t function since his wife died.
example: The city cannot function without electricity.
example: I don’t function well if I don’t get enough sleep.
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