Functionnoun

What something does or is used for.

Formulanoun

(mathematics) Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.

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

Functionnoun

A professional or official position.

Formulanoun

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

âH_{2}O is the formula for water.â;

Functionnoun

An official or social occasion.

Formulanoun

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

âThe company's winning formula includes excellent service and quality products.â;

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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.

âThe formula of the rocket fuel has not been revealed.â;

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.

âAs the mind opens, and its functions spread.â;

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.

âTradesmen . . . going about their functions.â; âThe malady which made him incapable of performing hisregal functions.â;

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.

âEvery solemn function' performed with the requirements of the liturgy.â;

Formulanoun

something regarded as a normative example;

âthe convention of not naming the main characterâ; âviolence is the rule not the exceptionâ; âhis formula for impressing visitorsâ;

Functionnoun

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

âThis function, which is our chief social event.â;

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;

âhe determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signsâ; âhe gave us a general formula for attacking polynomialsâ;

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;

âthe function of an auger is to bore holesâ; âballet is beautiful but what use is it?â;

Functionnoun

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

âthe function of a teacherâ; âthe government must do its partâ; âplay its roleâ;

Functionnoun

a relation such that one thing is dependent on another;

âheight is a function of ageâ; âprice is a function of supply and demandâ;

Functionnoun

a formal or official social gathering or ceremony;

âit was a black-tie functionâ;

Functionnoun

a vaguely specified social event;

âthe party was quite an affairâ; âan occasion arranged to honor the presidentâ; âa seemingly endless round of social functionsâ;

Functionnoun

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Functionverb

perform as expected when applied;

âThe washing machine won't go unless it's plugged inâ; âDoes this old car still run well?â; âThis old radio doesn't work anymoreâ;

Functionverb

serve a purpose, role, or function;

âThe tree stump serves as a tableâ; âThe female students served as a control groupâ; âThis table would serve very wellâ; âHis freedom served him wellâ; âThe table functions as a deskâ;

Functionverb

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

âHis wife officiated as his private secretaryâ;

Functionnoun

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

âbridges perform the function of providing access across waterâ; âbodily functionsâ;

Functionnoun

practical use or purpose in design

âbuilding designs that prioritize style over functionâ;

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

âthe function (bx + c)â;

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

âthe magnetic field has varied as a function of timeâ;

Functionnoun

a functional group

âthe carboxyl group was replaced by functions that included tetrazolyl-, sulphonyl-, and phosphoryl-â;

Functionnoun

a thing dependent on another factor or factors

âclass shame is a function of social powerâ;

Functionnoun

a large or formal social event or ceremony

âhe was obliged to attend party functionsâ;

Functionverb

work or operate in a proper or particular way

âher liver is functioning normallyâ;

Functionverb

fulfil the purpose or task of (a specified thing)

âthe museum intends to function as an educational and study centreâ;