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Function vs. Gathering

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Functionnoun

What something does or is used for.

Gatheringnoun

A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.

‘I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists.’;

Functionnoun

A professional or official position.

Gatheringnoun

A group of people or things.

‘A gathering of fruit.’;

Functionnoun

An official or social occasion.

Gatheringnoun

(bookbinding) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.

‘This gathering machine forms the backbone of a bookbinding operation.’;

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Functionnoun

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

Gatheringnoun

A charitable contribution; a collection.

Functionnoun

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

Gatheringnoun

(medicine) A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.

Functionnoun

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

Gatheringverb

present participle of gather

‘She enjoyed gathering wildflowers.’;

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Functionnoun

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

Gatheringnoun

The act of collecting or bringing together.

Functionnoun

(chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.

Gatheringnoun

That which is gathered, collected, or brought together

Functionnoun

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

Gatheringadjective

Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.

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Functionverb

(intransitive) To have a function.

Gatheringnoun

a group of persons together in one place

Functionverb

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

Gatheringnoun

the social act of assembling;

‘they demanded the right of assembly’;

Functionnoun

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

Gatheringnoun

the act of gathering something

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.

Gatheringnoun

sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching

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.’;

Gatheringadjective

accumulating and becoming more intense;

‘the deepening gloom’; ‘felt a deepening love’; ‘the gathering darkness’; ‘the thickening dusk’;

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.’;

Gatheringnoun

an assembly or meeting, especially one held for a specific purpose

‘a family gathering’;

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.

Gatheringnoun

a group of leaves taken together, one inside another, in binding a book.

Functionnoun

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

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

Functionnoun

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

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

Functionverb

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

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’;

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