a natural or usual duty of a person or purpose of a thing
a value which varies as another value varies; a quality or fact which depends on and varies with another
a public ceremony
"the function of an auger is to bore holes"
"ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
"the function of a teacher"
"the government must do its part"
"play its role"
"height is a function of age"
"price is a function of supply and demand"
"it was a black-tie function"
"the party was quite an affair"
"an occasion arranged to honor the president"
"a seemingly endless round of social functions"
"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"
"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"
"His wife officiated as his private secretary"
The chief function of poetry is the criticism of life.
出自： G. Murray
The function of ice was to melt.
出自： J. G. Cozzens
The obsessional's habitual disgust with bodily functions, especially with those of excretion.
出自： A. Storr
The smooth..running of our centralised cashier function.
Finance is shaking off its grey, dowdy image. It is becoming a creative, dynamic function.
The wash-basin..had no plug, but the tap functioned.
出自： A. Koestler
Criticism..functioning as a mask for moral prejudice.
出自： N. O. Brown
He first met her at a social function.
The function of a policeman is to preserve law and order.
The function of a clock is to tell the time.