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Function vs. Perform

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  • Function (noun)

    What something does or is used for.

    "aim|intention|purpose|role|use"

  • Function (noun)

    A professional or official position.

    "occupation|office|part|role"

  • Function (noun)

    An official or social occasion.

    "affair|occasion|social occasion|social function"

  • Function (noun)

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

  • Function (noun)

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

    "map|mapping|mathematical function|operator|transformation"

    "relation"

  • Function (noun)

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

    "procedure|routine|subprogram|subroutine|func|funct"

  • Function (noun)

    The physiological activity of an organ or body part.

  • Function (noun)

    The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.

  • Function (noun)

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

  • Function (verb)

    To have a function.

    "officiate|serve"

  • Function (verb)

    To carry out a function; to be in action.

    "go|operate|run|work"

    "malfunction"

  • Perform (verb)

    To do something; to execute.

    "The scientists performed several experiments."

    "It took him only twenty minutes to perform the task."

  • Perform (verb)

    To do something in front of an audience, often in order to entertain it.

    "She will perform in the play."

    "The magician performed badly – none of his tricks worked."

    "The string quartet performed three pieces by Haydn."

Wiktionary
  • Function (noun)

    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"

  • Function (noun)

    practical use or purpose in design

    "building designs that prioritize style over function"

  • Function (noun)

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

  • Function (noun)

    a relation or expression involving one or more variables

    "the function (bx + c)"

  • Function (noun)

    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"

  • Function (noun)

    a functional group

    "the carboxyl group was replaced by functions that included tetrazolyl-, sulphonyl-, and phosphoryl-"

  • Function (noun)

    a large or formal social event or ceremony

    "he was obliged to attend party functions"

  • Function (verb)

    work or operate in a proper or particular way

    "her liver is functioning normally"

  • Function (verb)

    fulfil the purpose or task of (a specified thing)

    "the museum intends to function as an educational and study centre"

  • Perform (verb)

    carry out, accomplish, or fulfil (an action, task, or function)

    "I have my duties to perform"

  • Perform (verb)

    work, function, or do something well or to a specified standard

    "the car performs well at low speeds"

    "our £120 million investment in the company is not performing at present"

  • Perform (verb)

    present (a form of entertainment) to an audience

    "the play has already been performed in Britain"

  • Perform (verb)

    entertain an audience, typically by acting, singing, or dancing on stage

    "the band will be performing live in Hyde Park"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Function (noun)

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

  • Function (noun)

    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.

  • Function (noun)

    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.

  • Function (noun)

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

  • Function (noun)

    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.

  • Function (noun)

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

  • Function (verb)

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

  • Perform

    To carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do.

  • Perform

    To discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow.

  • Perform

    To represent; to act; to play; as in drama.

  • Perform (verb)

    To do, execute, or accomplish something; to acquit one's self in any business; esp., to represent sometimes by action; to act a part; to play on a musical instrument; as, the players perform poorly; the musician performs on the organ.

Webster Dictionary
  • Function (noun)

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

  • Function (noun)

    what something is used for;

    "the function of an auger is to bore holes"

    "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

  • Function (noun)

    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"

  • Function (noun)

    a relation such that one thing is dependent on another;

    "height is a function of age"

    "price is a function of supply and demand"

  • Function (noun)

    a formal or official social gathering or ceremony;

    "it was a black-tie function"

  • Function (noun)

    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"

  • Function (noun)

    a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

  • Function (verb)

    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"

  • Function (verb)

    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"

  • Function (verb)

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

    "His wife officiated as his private secretary"

  • Perform (verb)

    carry out or perform an action;

    "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"

    "the skater executed a triple pirouette"

    "she did a little dance"

  • Perform (verb)

    perform a function;

    "Who will perform the wedding?"

  • Perform (verb)

    give a performance (of something);

    "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"

    "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

  • Perform (verb)

    get (something) done;

    "I did my job"

Princeton's WordNet

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