function

Part of speech: adverb

FUNCTIONALLY.

Part of speech: verb

To act.

Part of speech: noun

The appropriate business, duty, or office of any person or thing.

Part of speech: noun

A public ceremony or entertainment.

Part of speech: noun

A dependent quantity.

Part of speech: adjective

Functional.

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Usage examples "function":

  1. The parliament of Canada, in 1875, established a supreme court, or general court of appeal, for Canada, whose highest function is to decide questions as to the respective legislative powers of the Dominion and provincial parliaments, which are referred to it in due process of law by the subordinate courts of the provinces. - "Canada under British Rule 1760-1900", John G. Bourinot.
  2. Don't you know that this is a state function, got up to welcome you and Mr Benson? - "By Veldt and Kopje", William Charles Scully.
  3. The marriage ceremony in the Sologne is a great and very public function. - "Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country", Francis Miltoun.