Definition of function:
- A public or social ceremony or gathering; a festivity or entertainment, esp. one somewhat formal.
- A quantity so connected with another quantity, that if any alteration be made in the latter there will be a consequent alteration in the former. Each quantity is said to be a function of the other. Thus, the circumference of a circle is a function of the diameter. If x be a symbol to which different numerical values can be assigned, such expressions as x2, 3x, Log. x, and Sin. x, are all functions of x.
- A religious ceremony, esp. one particularly impressive and elaborate.
- Alt. of Functionate
- The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; per formance.
- The appropriate action of any special organ or part of an animal or vegetable organism; as, the function of the heart or the limbs; the function of leaves, sap, roots, etc.; life is the sum of the functions of the various organs and parts of the body.
- The course of action which peculiarly pertains to any public officer in church or state; the activity appropriate to any business or profession.
- The natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind.
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- act (part of speech: verb)
- apply (part of speech: verb)
- work (part of speech: verb)
- application (part of speech: noun)
True, the mind does minister to the body and preserve it; but still more does the body minister to the mind; or rather, each ministers to that whole in which the play of the mind is the principal function and the play of the body subordinate.- "The Faith of the Millions (2nd series)", George Tyrrell.
- "The Book of Dragons", Edith Nesbit.
- "On the Firing Line in Education", Adoniram Judson Ladd.