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# Event vs. Function

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Eventnoun

An occurrence; something that happens.

Functionnoun

What something does or is used for.

Eventnoun

A prearranged social activity (function, etc.)

‘I went to an event in San Francisco last week.’; ‘Where will the event be held?’;

Functionnoun

A professional or official position.

Eventnoun

One of several contests that combine to make up a competition.

Functionnoun

An official or social occasion.

Eventnoun

An end result; an outcome (now chiefly in phrases).

‘In the event, he turned out to have what I needed anyway.’;

Functionnoun

A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.

Eventnoun

(physics) A point in spacetime having three spatial coordinates and one temporal coordinate.

Functionnoun

(mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.

Eventnoun

(computing) A possible action that the user can perform that is monitored by an application or the operating system (event listener). When an event occurs an event handler is called which performs a specific task.

Functionnoun

(computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.

Eventnoun

(probability theory) A set of some of the possible outcomes; a subset of the sample space.

‘If $X$ is a random variable representing the toss of a six-sided die, then its sample space could be denoted as {1,2,3,4,5,6}. Examples of events could be: $X = 1$, $X = 2$, $X \ge 5, X \not = 4,$ and $X \isin \\left\{1,3,5\\right\}$.’;

Functionnoun

(biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.

Eventnoun

(obsolete) An affair in hand; business; enterprise.

Functionnoun

(chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.

Eventnoun

(medicine) An episode of severe health conditions.

Functionnoun

(anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.

Eventverb

(obsolete) To occur, take place.

Functionverb

(intransitive) To have a function.

Eventverb

To be emitted or breathed out; to evaporate.

Functionverb

(intransitive) To carry out a function; to be in action.

Eventverb

To expose to the air, ventilate.

Functionnoun

The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; performance.

Eventnoun

That which comes, arrives, or happens; that which falls out; any incident, good or bad.

‘To watch quietly the course of events.’; ‘There is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked.’;

Functionnoun

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.

Eventnoun

An affair in hand; business; enterprise.

Functionnoun

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.

‘As the mind opens, and its functions spread.’;

Eventnoun

The consequence of anything; the issue; conclusion; result; that in which an action, operation, or series of operations, terminates.

‘Dark doubts between the promise and event.’;

Functionnoun

The course of action which peculiarly pertains to any public officer in church or state; the activity appropriate to any business or profession.

Eventverb

To break forth.

Functionnoun

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.

Eventnoun

something that happens at a given place and time

Functionnoun

A religious ceremony, esp. one particularly impressive and elaborate.

‘Every solemn function' performed with the requirements of the liturgy.’;

Eventnoun

a special set of circumstances;

‘in that event, the first possibility is excluded’; ‘it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled’;

Functionnoun

A public or social ceremony or gathering; a festivity or entertainment, esp. one somewhat formal.

‘This function, which is our chief social event.’;

Eventnoun

a phenomenon located at a single point in space-time; the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory

Functionverb

To execute or perform a function; to transact one's regular or appointed business.

Eventnoun

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;

‘the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise’; ‘his decision had depressing consequences for business’; ‘he acted very wise after the event’;

Functionnoun

a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set

Functionnoun

what something is used for;

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

Functionnoun

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’;

Functionnoun

a relation such that one thing is dependent on another;

‘height is a function of age’; ‘price is a function of supply and demand’;

Functionnoun

a formal or official social gathering or ceremony;

‘it was a black-tie function’;

Functionnoun

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’;

Functionnoun

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Functionverb

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’;

Functionverb

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’;

Functionverb

perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function;

‘His wife officiated as his private secretary’;

Functionnoun

an activity that is natural to or the purpose of a person or thing

‘bridges perform the function of providing access across water’; ‘bodily functions’;

Functionnoun

practical use or purpose in design

‘building designs that prioritize style over function’;

Functionnoun

a basic task of a computer, especially one that corresponds to a single instruction from the user.

Functionnoun

a relation or expression involving one or more variables

‘the function (bx + c)’;

Functionnoun

a variable quantity regarded in relation to one or more other variables in terms of which it may be expressed or on which its value depends

‘the magnetic field has varied as a function of time’;

Functionnoun

a functional group

‘the carboxyl group was replaced by functions that included tetrazolyl-, sulphonyl-, and phosphoryl-’;

Functionnoun

a thing dependent on another factor or factors

‘class shame is a function of social power’;

Functionnoun

a large or formal social event or ceremony

‘he was obliged to attend party functions’;

Functionverb

work or operate in a proper or particular way

‘her liver is functioning normally’;

Functionverb

fulfil the purpose or task of (a specified thing)

‘the museum intends to function as an educational and study centre’;