Textual thesaurus for "function"

(noun) part, office, role

the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

the function of a teacher; the government must do its part; play its role

(noun) use, purpose, role

what something is used for

the function of an auger is to bore holes; ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

(noun) routine, subprogram, subroutine, procedure

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

(noun) social function, social occasion, occasion, affair

a vaguely specified social event

the party was quite an affair; an occasion arranged to honor the president; a seemingly endless round of social functions

(noun) map, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function

(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)

(verb) officiate

perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

His wife officiated as his private secretary

(verb) operate, run, work, go

perform as expected when applied

The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in; Does this old car still run well?; This old radio doesn't work anymore

(verb) serve

serve a purpose, role, or function

The tree stump serves as a table; The female students served as a control group; This table would serve very well; His freedom served him well; The table functions as a desk