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 more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other task is of any consequence.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)

    Uses are always much broader than functions, and usually far less contentious. The word function carries overtones of purpose and propriety, of concern with why something was developed rather than with how it has actually been found useful. The function of automobiles is to transport people and objects, but they are used for a variety of other purposes—as homes, offices, bedrooms, henhouses, jetties, breakwaters, even offensive weapons.
    Frank Smith (b. 1928)

    The fact remains that the human being in early childhood learns to consider one or the other aspect of bodily function as evil, shameful, or unsafe. There is not a culture which does not use a combination of these devils to develop, by way of counterpoint, its own style of faith, pride, certainty, and initiative.
    Erik H. Erikson (1904–1994)