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Main Entry: 1func·tion
Pronunciation: primarystressfschwaeng(k)-shschwan
Function: noun
1 : professional job or duties : OCCUPATION
2 a : the particular purpose for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists <the function of a knife is cutting> b : the natural or proper action of a bodily part in a living thing <the function of the heart>
3 : a large important ceremony or social affair
4 a : a mathematical relationship that assigns exactly one element of one set to each element of the same or another set b : something (as a quality, trait, or measurement) that is determined by or based on something else <height is a function of age in children>
- func·tion·less /-lschwas/ adjective

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