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Definitions of function:

part of speech: noun

Special organic action.

part of speech: noun

1. The special action or physiological property of an organ or other part of the body. 2. The general properties of any substance, depending upon its chemical character and relation to other substances, according to which it may be grouped among the acids, bases, alcohols, or esters, etc. 3. To perform its special work or office, said of an organ or other part of the body; to functionate.

Usage examples for function:

  • " It's" function was to walk or run around the circle and drop the handkerchief behind the chosen one. "A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties", Charles Major
  • She could understand one desiring a bow on the hair, but what would be the function either useful or ornamental, of the kind Rosie indicated was hard to understand. "'Lizbeth of the Dale", Marian Keith

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