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function British & World English

An activity that is natural to or the purpose of a person or thing

function English Thesaurus

the main function of the machine

function key British & World English

A button on a computer keyboard, distinct from the main alphanumeric keys, to which software can assign a particular function

function room British & World English

A room in a hotel, pub, or sports club which is used for parties and other social events

function word British & World English

A word whose purpose is to contribute to the syntax rather than the meaning of a sentence, for example do in we do not live here

step function British & World English

A function that increases or decreases abruptly from one constant value to another

wave function British & World English

A function that satisfies a wave equation and describes the properties of a wave

work function British & World English

The minimum quantity of energy which is required to remove an electron to infinity from the surface of a given solid, usually a metal

state function British & World English

A quantity in thermodynamics, such as entropy or enthalpy, that has a unique value for each given state of a system

truth function British & World English

A function whose truth value is dependent on the truth value of its arguments

density function British & World English

Short for probability density function.

objective function British & World English

(In linear programming) the function that it is desired to maximize or minimize

periodic function British & World English

A function returning to the same value at regular intervals

transfer function British & World English

A mathematical function relating the output or response of a system such as a filter circuit to the input or stimulus

utility function British & World English

A mathematical function which ranks alternatives according to their utility to an individual

complementary function British & World English

The part of the general solution of a linear differential equation which is the general solution of the associated homogeneous equation obtained by substituting zero for the terms not containing the dependent variable

discriminant function British & World English

A function of several variates used to assign items into one of two or more groups. The function for a particular set of items is obtained from measurements of the variates of items which belong to a known group

exponential function British & World English

A function whose value is a constant raised to the power of the argument, especially the function where the constant is e

trigonometric function British & World English

A function of an angle, or of an abstract quantity, used in trigonometry, including the sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, and cosecant, and their hyperbolic counterparts

characteristic function British & World English

A function whose result is unity for the members of a given set and zero for all non-members

function as in function British & World English

Fulfil the purpose or task of (a specified thing)

probability density function British & World English

A function of a continuous random variable, whose integral across an interval gives the probability that the value of the variable lies within the same interval

cumulative distribution function British & World English

A function whose value is the probability that a corresponding continuous random variable has a value less than or equal to the argument of the function

φ in work function British & World English

The minimum quantity of energy which is required to remove an electron to infinity from the surface of a given solid, usually a metal

multifunctional British & World English

Having or fulfilling several functions


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