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Function

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
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Gathering

An assembly or meeting, especially one held for a specific purpose
A family gathering
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Function

A relation or expression involving one or more variables
The function (bx + c)
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Gathering

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

A thing dependent on another factor or factors
Class shame is a function of social power
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Gathering

The action of one that gathers.
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Function

A large or formal social event or ceremony
He was obliged to attend party functions
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Gathering

That which is gathered or amassed; a collection or accumulation.
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Function

Work or operate in a proper or particular way
Her liver is functioning normally
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Gathering

An assembly of persons; a meeting.
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Function

A person's role or occupation
In my function as chief editor.
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Gathering

The collecting of food that grows wild, such as berries, roots, and grains.
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Function

(Biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part
The heart's function is to pump blood.
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Gathering

A gather in cloth.
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Function

(Computers) A procedure within an application.
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Gathering

A suppurated swelling; a boil or abscess.
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Function

An official ceremony or a formal social occasion
Disliked attending receptions and other company functions.
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Gathering

A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists.
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Function

Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance
Growth is a function of nutrition.
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Gathering

A group of people or things.
A gathering of fruit.
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Function

A variable so related to another that for each value assumed by one there is a value determined for the other.
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Gathering

(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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Function

A rule of correspondence between two sets such that there is exactly one element in the second set assigned to each element in the first set. Also called mapping.
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Gathering

A charitable contribution; a collection.
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Function

To have or perform a function; serve
Functioned as ambassador.
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Gathering

(uncountable) The collection of produce, items, goods, etc.; the practice of collecting food from nature.
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Function

To deal with or overcome the challenges of everyday life
For weeks after his friend's funeral he simply could not function.
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Gathering

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

What something does or is used for.
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Gathering

Present participle of gather
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Function

A professional or official position.
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Gathering

That gathers together.
She was worried by the gathering stormclouds.
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Function

An official or social occasion.
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Gathering

The act of collecting or bringing together.
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Function

Something which is dependent on or stems from another thing; a result or concomitant.
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Gathering

That which is gathered, collected, or brought together
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Function

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

Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.
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Function

(mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain. Category:en:Functions
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Gathering

A group of persons together in one place
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Function

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

The social act of assembling;
They demanded the right of assembly
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Function

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

The act of gathering something
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Function

(chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.
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Gathering

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

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

Accumulating and becoming more intense;
The deepening gloom
Felt a deepening love
The gathering darkness
The thickening dusk
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Function

(intransitive) To have a function.
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Function

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

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

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.
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Function

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.
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Function

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.
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Function

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.
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Function

A religious ceremony, esp. one particularly impressive and elaborate.
Every solemn function' performed with the requirements of the liturgy.
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Function

A public or social ceremony or gathering; a festivity or entertainment, esp. one somewhat formal.
This function, which is our chief social event.
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Function

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

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

What something is used for;
The function of an auger is to bore holes
Ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
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Function

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
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Function

A relation such that one thing is dependent on another;
Height is a function of age
Price is a function of supply and demand
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Function

A formal or official social gathering or ceremony;
It was a black-tie function
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Function

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
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Function

A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
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Function

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
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Function

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
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Function

Perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function;
His wife officiated as his private secretary
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