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English definition of “function”

function

noun [C] (CEREMONY)    /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən/
C1 an official ceremony or a formal social event, such as a party or a special meal, at which a lot of people are usually present: As a mayor, he has a lot of official functions to attend. I see her two or three times a year, usually at social functions.CeremoniesCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of function noun (CEREMONY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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