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American English: /ˈfəŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˈfʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n/

Translation of function in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (of tool, machine, organ) to carry out/perform a function
    cumplir/desempeñar una función
    Example sentences
    • But it does play on social mores and our embarrassment about natural bodily functions, albeit in a crude way.
    • This is because, the article argues, they are a similar frequency to the type of electrical activity natural to cellular functions and so may cause interference.
    • When a breast can't perform its natural functions, many women find it difficult to accept it as part of their body.
    1.2 (role, duty) it's not part of my function to do that
    eso no está dentro de mis funciones
    that seems to be my function in life
    esa parece ser mi misión en la vida
    it's his only useful function
    es para lo único que sirve
  • 3 (Mathematics) profit is a function of sales
    las ganancias están en función de las ventas
    Example sentences
    • His work is almost exclusively on calculus, in particular differential equations and functions of a real variable.
    • Then of course the relevant integrals involve odd functions, and it results that the centroid lies on the y-axis.
    • For example, the exponent b in the rate functions of the expressions in Eq. 5 was assigned a universal value.
    Example sentences
    • Spectral analysis decomposes a variable into underlying sine and cosine functions of particular wavelengths or cycles.
    • Solving the equations of the best response functions gives expressions for equilibrium outputs.
    • He found expressions for the Bessel functions as integrals involving Legendre functions.
  • 4 (Computing)
    Example sentences
    • Method and apparatus for presenting new computer software functions to a user based upon actual usage
    • An icon is a graphic image that represents an available function on a computer's graphical user interface.
    • Medical billing software with quick searching functions enables offices to quickly and effectively manage multiple databases worth of information.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (operate)
    the tribunal functions through two sub-committees
    el tribunal desempeña sus funciones a través de dos subcomisiones
    Example sentences
    • Team efforts and long hours of work meant that the town was soon functioning normally.
    • Her kidneys are working again, but we couldn't say they are functioning normally.
    • He said the system had functioned well in the past and did not serve any specific group.
  • 2 (serve)to function as something
    hacer (las veces) de algo
    cumplir la función de algo
    Example sentences
    • The tree was designed for a specific purpose, but it could no longer function as a tree.
    • Boniface was also prominent in Frankish church reform and functioned as representative of the pope to the Franks.
    • The more isolated the tasks are, the more you inhibit their ability to function as a team.
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