transcription, транскрипция: [ fʌŋkʃ(ə)n ]
( functions, functioning, functioned)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
The function of something or someone is the useful thing that they do or are intended to do.
The main function of the merchant banks is to raise capital for industry.
= purpose, role
N-COUNT : with supp
If a machine or system is functioning , it is working or operating.
The authorities say the prison is now functioning normally...
VERB : V
If someone or something functions as a particular thing, they do the work or fulfil the purpose of that thing.
On weekdays, one third of the room functions as workspace.
VERB : V as n
A function is a series of operations that a computer performs, for example when a single key or a combination of keys is pressed.
If you say that one thing is a function of another, you mean that its amount or nature depends on the other thing. ( FORMAL )
Investment is a function of the interest rate.
N-COUNT : usu sing , N of n
A function is a large formal dinner or party.