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Function vs. Formula

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Functionnoun

What something does or is used for.

Formulanoun

(mathematics) Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.

x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a} is a formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0.’;

Functionnoun

A professional or official position.

Formulanoun

(chemistry) A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.

‘H2O is the formula for water.’;

Functionnoun

An official or social occasion.

Formulanoun

A plan or method for dealing with a problem or for achieving a result.

‘The company's winning formula includes excellent service and quality products.’;

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Functionnoun

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

Formulanoun

A formulation; a prescription; a mixture or solution made in a prescribed manner; the identity and quantities of ingredients of such a mixture.

‘The formula of the rocket fuel has not been revealed.’;

Functionnoun

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

Formulanoun

A formal statement of doctrine, as in religion.

Functionnoun

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

Formulanoun

; drink given to babies to substitute for mother's milk.

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Functionnoun

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

Formulanoun

(logic) A syntactic expression of a proposition, built up from quantifiers, logical connectives, variables, relation and operation symbols, and, depending on the type of logic, possibly other operators such as modal, temporal, deontic or epistemic ones.

Functionnoun

(chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.

Formulanoun

A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said.

Functionnoun

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

Formulanoun

A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines.

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Functionverb

(intransitive) To have a function.

Formulanoun

A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula.

Functionverb

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

Formulanoun

A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound.

Functionnoun

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

Formulanoun

A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound.

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.

Formulanoun

a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

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.’;

Formulanoun

directions for making something

Functionnoun

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

‘Tradesmen . . . going about their functions.’; ‘The malady which made him incapable of performing hisregal functions.’;

Formulanoun

a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

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.

Formulanoun

a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

Functionnoun

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

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

Formulanoun

something regarded as a normative example;

‘the convention of not naming the main character’; ‘violence is the rule not the exception’; ‘his formula for impressing visitors’;

Functionnoun

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

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

Formulanoun

a liquid food for infants

Functionverb

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

Formulanoun

(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems;

‘he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs’; ‘he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials’;

Functionnoun

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

Formula

In science, a formula is a concise way of expressing information symbolically, as in a mathematical formula or a chemical formula. The informal use of the term formula in science refers to the general construct of a relationship between given quantities.

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’;

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