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function

noun
 
 
/ˈfʌŋkʃən/
[C or U] the purpose that something has: The perfect marriage between product design and function account for the company’s success in the computer market. A fundamental function of the Bank of England is the responsibility of carrying out monetary policy operations.
[C or U] a job or task that someone or something does: My function is to help coordinate efficient communication between the departments. carry out/perform a function
[C] HR a particular area of responsibility of a company: a sales/marketing/business functioncore/corporate functions Of all the core functions of most companies, innovation has arguably the most competitive value.
[C] IT a process which a computer or a software program uses to complete a task: a search/save/sort function The website benefits from a highly-efficient search function.
[C] an official occasion or event attended by many people: a charity/social/work function
be a function of sth if something is a function of something else, it is produced as the result of that thing or process: The increased availability of part-time jobs is a function of the structural changes in the labour market.
→  See also consumption function
Translations of “function”
in Korean 기능…
in Arabic عَمَل, وَظيفة…
in French fonction…
in Turkish işlev, büyük resmi davet/tören/parti…
in Italian funzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 目的, 功能,用途, 職責…
in Russian функция, назначение, прием…
in Polish funkcja, rola, uroczystość…
in Spanish función…
in Portuguese função…
in German die Funktion…
in Catalan funció…
in Japanese 機能…
in Chinese (Simplified) 目的, 功能,用途, 职责…
(Definition of function noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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