function function  /ˈfəŋk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (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)
  2. (n) what something is used for
  3. (n) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
  4. (n) a relation such that one thing is dependent on another
  5. (n) a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
  6. (n) a vaguely specified social event
  7. (n) a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  8. (v) perform as expected when applied
  9. (v) serve a purpose, role, or function
  10. (v) perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

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  1. The brain, we're finding, is indeed a bordered organ, subdivided into zones and functions.
  2. The device packs quite a punch, but some functions could use improvement.
  3. Not only can the brain learn new tricks, but it can also change its structure and function--even in old age.

News

  1. Nifty-Nifty’s New Product Launch - Nifty.Nifty.com Announces New Product: On-The-Go Multi Function Cross Body Cell ...

    Nifty-Nifty.com is excited to announce the nationwide launch of their newest product, the all new On-The-Go Multi Function Cross Body Cell Phone Purse which is small in size yet giant in function. (PRWeb June 22, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Cross-Body-Cell-Phone/Cell-Phone-Purse/prweb10843042.htm
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Powerful new technique to reveal protein function

    A new technique allows scientists to study the function of individual proteins in individual cell types in a living organism, providing deeper insights into protein function by isolating its function. Until now there was no tool for this.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Europe Endocrine Function Testing Market Studied by VPG in Cutting-Edge Report Now Available at MarketPublishers.com

    The European endocrine function testing market is expected to undergo considerable transformation over the upcoming five years. The market changes are likely to be provoked by new
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The bill that is before the House of Representatives tomorrow, is a bill that has got the best chance of providing liquidity credit, providing credit, providing money, so small businesses and medium-sized businesses can function," said...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Voice of America

  2. The UK's steps to partially nationalize its banking industry provide "the necessary building blocks to allow banks to return to their basic function of providing cash and investment for families and businesses," Chancellor of the Exchequer...
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Bloomberg

  3. Paulson's rejection of the status quo and his argument "that new regulation done properly enhances the function of the market rather than detracts from it," says Frank, have narrowed differences with Democrats.
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Barney Frank Source: Christian Science Monitor

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