Definitions for "Function"
A quantity so connected with another quantity, that if any alteration be made in the latter there will be a consequent alteration in the former. Each quantity is said to be a function of the other. Thus, the circumference of a circle is a function of the diameter. If x be a symbol to which different numerical values can be assigned, such expressions as x2, 3x, Log. x, and Sin. x, are all functions of x.
A subprogram called by a REXX exec that returns a value. A function call in an expression can be thought of as being replaced by its value.
A named group of statements that can be called and evaluated and can return a value to the calling statement. IBM. See member function.
Functions create shortcut formulas for the user: Sum (auto addition) and Avg (auto averaging of numbers).; A special formula that does not use operators to calculate a result
A relationship between two sets of numbers or other mathematical objects where each member of the first set is paired with only one member of the second set. Functions can be used to understand how one quantity varies in relation to (is a function of) changes in the second quantity. For example, there is a functional relationship between the price per pound of a particular type of meat and the total amount paid for ten pounds of that type of meat.
Built-in calculations that can save you time when entering complex formulas in a spreadsheet program.
A PeopleSoft Chartfield that tracks the functional purpose and activity of expenses and revenues
what something does: its purpose or activities
purpose for which a building, site, structure, object, or district is used.
A "function" refers to a closed party between two or more Greek organizations, almost always one being a fraternity and one being a sorority. A "four-way" function is with two fraternities and two sororities; "six-ways," "eight-ways," and "ten-ways" are also possible. Functions mean a lot for Greek life and they are a chance to meet new people.
a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
a social gathering hosted by one or more Greek chapters
Refers to how wetlands and riparian areas work--the physical, chemical, and biological processes that occur in these settings, which are a result of their physical and biological structure. ydric soil Soil that is saturated, flooded, or ponded long enough during the growing season to develop anaerobic conditions in the upper part. When soil is saturated with water during the growing season, soil organisms consume all the oxygen, which limits the type of vegetation that can grow there. Under these conditions the soil becomes hydric, its main characteristic being a thick layer of decomposing plant material on the surface. Deeper down, it is bluish-gray, gray, or sometimes black. It may emit an odor of rotten eggs.
A term used to describe wetland processes. A function refers to what a wetland does, the processes it performs.
The roles a wetland is capable of performing, such as: water quality enhancement (reduction of pollutant loading, including excess nutrients, sediments and toxics); attenuation of flood waters and storm waters; bank and shoreline stabilization; sediment and erosion control; habitat for many species of plants and animals; food chain support; or groundwater discharge or recharge.
a relation in which each element of one set (the domain) is paired with one element of a second set (range); functions are sometimes represented by tables or by function machines (see examples below) ; the graph of a function is one in which a vertical line will intersect the graph exactly once; for example y = 3x - 4 defines a function and y 2 = x does not define a function in x. Examples: N + 4 3 7 4 8 N - 3 5 9 7 11 8 12 10 ? 6
A named set of JavaScript constructs "interpreted" all at once when the function is called. The generalized format for defining a function is: function functionName([parameters]) { [statement 1] [statement 2] [statement n] } Note that function is a reserved word used specifically to define functions.
A set of ordered pairs where each first element is paired with one and only one second element and no element in either pair is without a partner.
the grammatical role a word plays within a sentence
fungor, to busy oneself] Characteristic role or action of a structure or process in the normal metabolism or behavior of an organism.
Biological/physiological role of a gene, gene product (protein, enzyme). Functional assays assess the this role.
a mode of action or activity by which a thing fulfils its purpose.74
A group of related activities aimed at accomplishing a major service or regulatory program for which a government is responsible.
The first level of a business classification scheme. Functions represent the major responsibilities that are managed by the organisation to fulfil its goals. They are high-level aggregates of the organisationâ€™s activities. Source: Adapted from Standards Australia, AS 4390, Part 4, Clause 7.2.
Keywords:  task, duty, perfrom, instr, proppian
The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; performance.
To execute or perform a function; to transact one's regular or appointed business.
Description of the performance of a feature, product, or component.
The type of door hardware used by a specific entry or door. Example â€œBed/Bathâ€, â€œHall/Closetâ€ or â€œEntryâ€.
The type of door hardware used by a specific entry or door. EXTERIOR Keyed Entry Both knobs locked or unlocked by key outside or turnbutton inside. INTERIOR Privacy - Bed/Bath Both knobs locked or unlocked by emergency key outside or turnbutton inside. Passage - Hall/Closet Both knobs always free. Half Dummy Trim Does not turn or perform a function other than for decorative purposes or as a pull.
The appropriate action of any special organ or part of an animal or vegetable organism; as, the function of the heart or the limbs; the function of leaves, sap, roots, etc.; life is the sum of the functions of the various organs and parts of the body.
The natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind.
The course of action which peculiarly pertains to any public officer in church or state; the activity appropriate to any business or profession.
a function or routine is a programmer's term for a process a program executes. Routines do different things; there's a routine for saving a file, displaying it on a screen, etc. Local routines are those that execute on the same computer, while remote procedural calls execute routines on other computers. See also: remote procedural call.
An operation or event called for in a computer software instruction.
In programming, a self-contained software routine that peforms a job for the program it is written in or for some other program. The function performs the operation and returns control to the instruction following the calling instruction or to the calling program. Programming languages provide a set of standard functions and may allow programmers to define others. For example, the C language is built entirely of functions.
In ICS, function refers to the five major activities in the ICS, i.e., Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance/Administration. The term function is also used when describing the activity involved, e.g., the planning function. GENERAL STAFF: The group of incident management personnel reporting to the Incident Commander. They may each have a deputy, as needed. The General Staff consists of: Operations Section Chief Planning Section Chief Logistics Section Chief Finance/Administration Section Chief
a generalized description of an activity that effects the desired changes leading to end states (e.g., chemical engineering unit operations).
Function refers to the five major activities in ICS: Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance/Administration. The term function is also used when describing the activity involved, e.g., the planning function. A sixth function, Intelligence, may be established, if required, to meet incident management needs.
A religious ceremony, esp. one particularly impressive and elaborate.
A public or social ceremony or gathering; a festivity or entertainment, esp. one somewhat formal.
a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function"
Term used to for specialty catering such as weddings, meetings, birthdays, dances and product launches etc.
a small, unventilated dance
knowledge: creation, the extension of God's Love or spirit; God creates His Son, Christ, Who in turn creates as does His Father; our function of creating, ongoing throughout eternity, is restored to our awareness when the Atonement is completed. perception: forgiveness, healing, salvation, the acceptance of the Atonement for ourselves; our " special function" is to forgive our special relationships; the function of the Holy Spirit is to carry out the plan of the Atonement, reminding each Son of God of his special function.
Keywords:  ballet, auger, something, bore, cooler
what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
Something that one person at every office tries to avoid having. This person is usually seen standing at the water cooler cracking wise.
action for which something is particularly fitted
In relation to a computer, includes logic, control, arithmetical process, deletion, storage and retrieval and communication or telecommunication from or within a computer.
That which is (or should be) causally related by precedence to Form. The result of life.
Related activities that are part of a process or a subprocess. Most organizations are divided into functional areas; for example, purchasing, accounts payable, data architect, and process architect.
A symbol that combines with a term or terms (e.g., an individual constant, a name, etc.) to form another term. For example, left-foot(Steve), mother(Constance).
The particular use or purpose for which the structure was built, and can be either pragmatic, symbolic, or both.
(n.) a procedure that is invoked in an expression.
A code block that figures out and supplies information needed by a procedure (another block of code). Control is passed from the procedure to the function and back again. The information may be a number, a date, a text string or some other data type.
Keywords:  thing, cohesive, nearest, 'my, relation
a cohesive operation or behavior of some thing (e.g., a business, an application, or a component).
a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand"
One of the technical things the Map Search can do. For example, our current system has a 'Search' function a 'My Nearest' function and a 'My Layers' function, all of which allow the user to find different information relating to maps.
Keywords:  compiland, lexical, turn, blocks, class
Several functions may make up a compiland. Functions that are members of a class are referred to as methods. Functions may in turn consist of several lexical blocks.
n. a set of operating features for a particular type of lock or exit device which make it suitable for a specific application. The function is designated by a classification name or standards reference number. See ANSI or BHMA for a specific listing.
Keywords:  adl, washing, walking, clinical, daily
a clinical term that usually refers to an ability (or abilities) or skill needed to carry out an activity of daily living(ADL) such as sitting, walking, eating, dressing, writing, washing or using the toilet.
(of a word): what it is doing in a particular phrase or sentence.
the contribution that a particular cultural trait makes to the longevity of the total culture.
A discreet part of the software that enables a user goal to be carried out, such as â€œ Create a Userâ€.
The function of an estuary is how it acquires the materials and energy needed, processes its waste products, and interacts with adjacent waters and the surrounding landscape.
Keywords:  timepiece, six, week, minutes, hours
Information given by a timepiece. For example, a watch with six functions indicates the hours, minutes, day of week, day of month and month.
A Replication Server object that represents a data server operation such as insert, delete, or begin transaction. Replication Server distributes operations to standby databases as functions. See also function string.
DECK mode of operation (i.e. PLAY).
Keywords:  heavily, perl, java, regards, languages
The term function, which is used heavily with regards to other languages, such as C/C++ and Perl, is generally referred to as a method in Java.
Keywords:  chord, imply, tend, tones, movement
The way in which chords, and individual tones within the chord, tend to imply movement toward another chord.
The main function of the ozone layer is to absorb ultraviolet radiation, from the Sun.
Keywords:  unified, science, processes, see
see unified science processes
A major responsibility of a program or agency with particular outputs and outcomes for internal or external customers. Examples include computer application systems development, contract management, customer problem resolution, and auditing.
Is the translation of waitings of the applicant
Keywords:  highest, work, detailed, event, flow
How it works, what it does
Event level used in describing the work flow at the highest level; detailed further by Processes.
An accounting entity which is part of a fund. It is a compilation of all costs associated with a program or a department within a fund.
Keywords:  disability, limitation
limitation(s) and disability.
a segment of DNA that contains the information for a specific function.
An event that is part of a planned meeting; an area of meeting planning that involves income or expenses (printing, registration, etc.)
A group of Scripting statements that can be referred to from different locations within a Script.
Keywords:  mapping, space, another, one
A mapping from one space to another.
A useful capability provided by one or more components of a system.
Keywords:  people
What people do.