function - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun 

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/ˈfʌŋkʃ(ə)n/
singularfunction
pluralfunctions
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the job that something is designed to do

    The function of advertising is to create a unique image for your company.

    perform a function:

    All the backup systems performed their function flawlessly.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] something that happens in your body, or something that a part of your body does

    He has no muscle function in his upper arms.

  3. 4
    [countable] computing the purpose of a computer program or piece of computer equipment
    1. a.
      [countable] a single basic operation performed by a computer