Synonyms for functionˈfʌŋk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping(noun)

    (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

    routine, map, single-valued function, social function, use, chromosome mapping, procedure, mathematical function, subroutine, role, affair, part, subprogram, occasion, office, function, purpose, social occasion, mapping

    malfunction, misfunction

  2. function, purpose, role, use(noun)

    what something is used for

    utilisation, habit, usage, routine, role, social occasion, manipulation, theatrical role, use of goods and services, procedure, function, occasion, character, subroutine, part, determination, aim, usance, purpose, enjoyment, subprogram, employment, mapping, use, consumption, single-valued function, persona, intention, economic consumption, intent, social function, exercise, affair, office, mathematical function, map, utilization, design

    malfunction, misfunction

  3. function, office, part, role(noun)

    the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

    billet, berth, constituent, place, spot, social occasion, bureau, role, portion, procedure, office staff, function, section, share, post, piece, component, character, subroutine, division, part, authority, purpose, position, subprogram, power, government agency, theatrical role, agency, mapping, contribution, business office, use, region, single-valued function, persona, routine, social function, parting, percentage, affair, situation, office, component part, mathematical function, occasion, map, federal agency, voice

    misfunction, malfunction

  4. function(noun)

    a relation such that one thing is dependent on another

    routine, map, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, mathematical function, subroutine, role, affair, part, subprogram, occasion, office, purpose, social occasion, mapping

    misfunction, malfunction

  5. function(noun)

    a formal or official social gathering or ceremony

    routine, map, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, mathematical function, subroutine, role, affair, part, subprogram, occasion, office, purpose, social occasion, mapping

    malfunction, misfunction

  6. affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function(noun)

    a vaguely specified social event

    routine, map, subprogram, single-valued function, social function, use, procedure, amour, subroutine, role, function, matter, affair, social occasion, liaison, thing, occasion, involvement, juncture, affaire, part, intimacy, purpose, mathematical function, office, mapping

    misfunction, malfunction

  7. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function(verb)

    a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

    turn, modus operandi, subprogram, social function, process, procedure, mathematical function, routine, subroutine, role, occasion, act, number, purpose, affair, part, map, office, operation, use, single-valued function, function, bit, social occasion, mapping

    misfunction, malfunction

  8. function, work, operate, go, run(verb)

    perform as expected when applied

    lick, function, perish, break away, give way, hold out, hunt, run, endure, lead, give out, unravel, carry, fit, operate, travel, take to the woods, last, die, track down, mold, go away, act, snuff it, go, bunk, run away, solve, act upon, turn tail, head for the hills, run low, do work, plump, fly the coop, prevail, process, execute, mould, wreak, incline, drop dead, put to work, course, tend, work, scarper, blend in, run short, croak, get going, control, ferment, range, serve, work out, pass away, consort, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, flow, hunt down, knead, scat, bring, break, figure out, escape, form, rifle, locomote, lock, exploit, run for, lean, belong, make, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, cultivate, manoeuvre, melt down, get, be given, turn, expire, ladder, draw, become, bleed, manoeuver, persist, live on, campaign, forge, move, influence, engage, pop off, sound, fail, conk out, extend, start, depart, operate on, decease, puzzle out, play, hold up, proceed, break down, lam, melt, crop, exit, conk, work on, exercise, buy the farm, ply, hightail it, sour, feed, choke, race, guide, die hard, pass, shape, make for, mesh, officiate, black market, maneuver

    misfunction, malfunction

  9. serve, function(verb)

    serve a purpose, role, or function

    go, process, help, dish up, work, answer, dish out, serve, function, attend to, suffice, attend, service, run, operate, assist, serve up, wait on, serve well, swear out, dish, do, officiate

    misfunction, malfunction

  10. officiate, function(verb)

    perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

    run, function, go, officiate, serve, operate, work

    malfunction, misfunction


  1. function(noun)

    transformation, map, mapping, operation, mathematical function

  2. function(noun)

    subroutine, procedure, subprogram, routine

  3. function(noun)

    to have a function

    role, intention, purpose, aim, use, officiate, serve

  4. function(noun)

    to carry on a function; to be in action

    part, occupation, role, office, run, go, work, operate


  5. function(noun)

    An official or social occasion.

    social function, affair, social occasion, occasion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. function

    Etymologically, duty is that which is owed or due; obligation, that to or by which one is bound; right, that which is correct, straight, or in the direct line of truth and goodness; responsibility, that for which one must answer. Duty and responsibility are thought of as to some person or persons; right is impersonal. One's duty may be to others or to himself; his obligations and responsibilities are to others. Duty arises from the nature of things; obligation and responsibility may be created by circumstances, as by one's own promise, or by the acceptance of a trust, etc. We speak of a parent's duty, a debtor's obligation; or of a child's duty of obedience, and a parent's responsibility for the child's welfare. Right is that which accords with the moral system of the universe. Righteousness is right incarnated in action. In a more limited sense, right may be used of what one may rightly claim, and so be the converse of duty. It is the creditor's right to demand payment, and the debtor's duty to pay. Compare BUSINESS.

    accountability, business, duty, obligation, office, responsibility, right, righteousness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. function(n.)

    performance, execution, discharge, exercise

  2. function(n.)

    province, business, office, duty, employment, occupation, part

Translations for function

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • funksieAfrikaans
  • وظيفةArabic
  • funció, funcionarCatalan, Valencian
  • funkce, účelCzech
  • funktion, virke, fungereDanish
  • Funktion, Festveranstaltung, Funktionalität, Feier, Zweck, Aufgabe, fungieren, funzen, arbeiten, funktionieren, wirkenGerman
  • λειτούργημα, διαδικασία, αποστολή, συνάρτηση, λειτουργία, καθήκον, δεξίωση, τελετή, λειτουργώ, λειτουργώ ως, εργάζομαιGreek
  • funkcio, funkciiEsperanto
  • cargo, función, fungir, funcionarSpanish
  • funktsioonEstonian
  • تابعPersian
  • tapahtuma, tarkoitus, tilaisuus, tehtävä, toimi, funktio, käyttäytyminen, toiminta, toiminto, käydä, toimia, käynnissäFinnish
  • fonction, fonctionner, marcherFrench
  • feidhm, feidhmighIrish
  • funciónGalician
  • cruinnaghtManx
  • פונקציה, אירוע, תפקיד, תפקד, פעלHebrew
  • फलनHindi
  • függvény, funkció, működikHungarian
  • աշխատել, գործել, բանելArmenian
  • fungsiIndonesian
  • funcionoIdo
  • fallIcelandic
  • cerimonia, funzione, ricevimento, funzionareItalian
  • 機能, 関数, 職務, 動く, 作用する, 機能するJapanese
  • ფუნქციაGeorgian
  • 함수, 기능Korean
  • کار, کاروبارKurdish
  • fūnctiōLatin
  • fungsiMalay
  • functie, functioneren, fungeren, dienenDutch
  • funksjon, post, stilling, tilstelning, tilstellingNorwegian
  • funkcja, stanowisko, działaćPolish
  • função, funcionarPortuguese
  • llamk'ayQuechua
  • funcție, funcționaRomanian
  • функцияRussian
  • funkcija, svrha, službaSerbo-Croatian
  • funksionAlbanian
  • subrutin, bjudning, uppgift, funktion, åliggande, förrättning, syssla, kall, tillställning, fungera, tjänstgöra, verkaSwedish
  • тобеъTajik
  • ฟังก์ชันThai
  • fonksiyon, işlevTurkish
  • функціяUkrainian

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