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Functioning Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
1. process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determine its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
(synonym) operation, performance
(derivation) function, work, operate, go, run
1. performing or able to perform its regular function; "a functioning flashlight"
(antonym) malfunctioning, nonfunctional
(similar) running(a), operative, functional, working(a)
1. a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set
(synonym) mathematical function
(hypernym) mathematical relation
(hyponym) inverse function
(classification) mathematics, math, maths
2. what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
(synonym) purpose, role, use
(hypernym) utility, usefulness
(hyponym) raison d'etre
3. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
(synonym) office, part, role
4. a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand"
5. a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function"
(hypernym) social gathering, social affair
6. 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"
(synonym) affair, occasion, social occasion, social function
(hypernym) social event
7. a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
(synonym) routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure
(hypernym) software, software system, software package, package
(hyponym) cataloged procedure
(part-holonym) program, programme, computer program, computer programme
1. perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
(synonym) work, operate, go, run
(antonym) malfunction, misfunction
(derivation) operation, functioning, performance
2. serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk"
(hypernym) suffice, do, answer, serve
(verb-group) service, serve
(derivation) purpose, role, use
3. perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"
(derivation) office, part, role