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función

Translation of función in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 1 1.1 (cometido, propósito) function un mueble que cumple distintas funciones a piece of furniture which serves more than one purpose o/or function la función del árbitro en estas disputas the role o/or function of the mediator in these disputes 1.2 (tarea, deber) en el ejercicio de sus funciones in the performance of her duties, while carrying out her duties se excedió en sus funciones he exceeded his powers fue suspendido de sus funciones he was suspended from duty desempeña las funciones de asesor en cuestiones fiscales he acts as a tax consultant en funciones acting (delante del nombre/before noun) lo firmó el secretario en funciones the acting secretary signed it entrar en funciones (América Latina/Latin America) [empleado] to take up one's post [presidente] to assume office en función de according to el precio se determina en función de la oferta y la demanda the price is fixed according to supply and demand salario en función de la experiencia y formación aportadas salary according to experience and qualifications una casa diseñada en función de las personas que la van a ocupar a house designed with the future occupants in mind

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