Function

Function may refer to:

  • Function (biology), explaining why a feature survived selection
  • Function (computer science), or subroutine, a portion of code within a larger program, performs a specific task
  • Function (engineering), related to the selected property of a system
  • Function (language), in linguistics, a way of achieving an aim using language
  • Function (mathematics), an abstract entity that associates an input to a corresponding output according to some rule
  • Function model, a structured representation of the functions, activities or processes
  • Function object, or functor or functionoid, a concept of object-oriented programming
  • Function Drinks, a beverage company based in Redondo Beach, California.
  • Diatonic function, a term in music theory
  • Function (E-40 song), a 2012 song by American rapper E-40 featuring YG, iAmSu & Problem

Famous quotes containing the word function:

    The function of literature, through all its mutations, has been to make us aware of the particularity of selves, and the high authority of the self in its quarrel with its society and its culture. Literature is in that sense subversive.
    Lionel Trilling (1905–1975)

    It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.
    Robert H. [Houghwout] Jackson (1892–1954)

    The information links are like nerves that pervade and help to animate the human organism. The sensors and monitors are analogous to the human senses that put us in touch with the world. Data bases correspond to memory; the information processors perform the function of human reasoning and comprehension. Once the postmodern infrastructure is reasonably integrated, it will greatly exceed human intelligence in reach, acuity, capacity, and precision.
    Albert Borgman, U.S. educator, author. Crossing the Postmodern Divide, ch. 4, University of Chicago Press (1992)