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function US English

An activity or purpose natural to or intended for a person or thing

function US Thesaurus

the main function of the machine

function key US English

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

function word US English

A word whose purpose is more to signal grammatical relationship than the lexical meaning of a sentence, e.g., do in do you live here?

step function US English

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

wave function US English

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

work function US English

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

state function US English

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

truth function US English

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

circular function US English

Another term for trigonometric function.

density function US English

Short for probability density function.

objective function US English

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

periodic function US English

A function returning to the same value at regular intervals

transfer function US English

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

utility function US English

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

complementary function US English

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

discriminant function US 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 that belong to a known group

distribution function US English

Short for cumulative distribution function.

exponential function US 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 US 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 US English

A function whose result is one for the members of a given set and zero for all nonmembers

function as in function US English

Fulfill the purpose or task of (a specified thing)

probability density function US 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 US 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 US English

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

multifunctional US English

Having or fulfilling several functions


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