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The action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
“The main function of merchant banks is to raise capital.”
A large or formal social event or ceremony
“The crops of spring onions, lettuce and Chinese cabbage were given free to guests at a formal function to celebrate the event on Friday.”
An activity that is natural to or the purpose of a person or thing
“Grammar is just a natural function of children's brains, and they apply it to whatever they find.”
A thing dependent on another factor or factors
“These factors are a function of sampling effort and sampling strategy.”
To have a certain purpose
“This device will function as an intermediary between the two disparate systems.”
Work or operate in a proper or particular way
“Make sure that the technology can still function smoothly under heavy load.”
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