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Function vs. Procedure

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Functionnoun

What something does or is used for.

Procedurenoun

A particular method for performing a task.

Functionnoun

A professional or official position.

Procedurenoun

A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.

Functionnoun

An official or social occasion.

Procedurenoun

(uncountable) The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.

‘Ensure that you follow procedure when accessing customers' personal information.’;

Functionnoun

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

Procedurenoun

The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.

Functionnoun

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

Procedurenoun

(obsolete) That which results; issue; product.

Functionnoun

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

Procedurenoun

(computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.

Functionnoun

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

Procedurenoun

(medicine) A surgical operation.

Functionnoun

(chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.

Procedurenoun

The act or manner of proceeding or moving forward; progress; process; operation; conduct.

Functionnoun

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

Procedurenoun

A step taken; an act performed; a proceeding; the steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.

Functionverb

(intransitive) To have a function.

Procedurenoun

That which results; issue; product.

Functionverb

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

Procedurenoun

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;

‘the procedure of obtaining a driver's license’; ‘it was a process of trial and error’;

Functionnoun

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

Procedurenoun

a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work;

‘the operations in building a house’; ‘certain machine tool operations’;

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.

Procedurenoun

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

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.’;

Procedurenoun

a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings

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.’;

Procedurenoun

an established or official way of doing something

‘the police are now reviewing procedures’; ‘parliamentary procedure’;

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.

Procedurenoun

a series of actions conducted in a certain order or manner

‘the standard procedure for informing new employees about conditions of work’;

Functionnoun

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

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

Procedurenoun

a surgical operation

‘the procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic’;

Functionnoun

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

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

Procedurenoun

another term for subroutine

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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