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  • function — n 1 Function, office, duty, province are comparable when they mean the act, acts, activities, or operations expected of a person or thing by virtue of his or its nature, structure, status, or position. Function is the most comprehensive of these… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • function — (n.) 1530s, proper work or purpose, from M.Fr. fonction (16c.) and directly from L. functionem (nom. functio) performance, execution, noun of action from functus, pp. of fungi perform, execute, discharge, from PIE root *bheug (2) to use, enjoy… …   Etymology dictionary

  • discharge — (1) The action of releasing a lien or the document in which the creditor relinquishes a lien. Also known as a satisfaction, a release, a reconveyance, or an extinguishment. However, release tends to be used in connection with both real and… …   Financial and business terms

  • discharge — dischargeable, adj. discharger, n. v. /dis chahrj /; n. /dis chahrj, dis chahrj /, v., discharged, discharging, n. v.t. 1. to relieve of a charge or load; unload: to discharge a ship. 2. to remove or send forth: They discharged the cargo at New… …   Universalium

  • discharge — verb (discharged, discharging) –verb (t) /dɪsˈtʃadʒ / (say dis chahj) 1. to relieve of a charge or load; unload (a ship, etc.). 2. to remove, send forth, or get rid of (a charge, lead, etc.). 3. to fire; shoot: discharge a gun. 4. to pour forth,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • function — [16] The ultimate source of function is the Latin verb fungī ‘perform, discharge’, which may be related to Sanskrit bhunkte ‘he enjoys’. From its past participle, functus, was formed the abstract noun functiō ‘performance, activity’, which passed …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • function — [16] The ultimate source of function is the Latin verb fungī ‘perform, discharge’, which may be related to Sanskrit bhunkte ‘he enjoys’. From its past participle, functus, was formed the abstract noun functiō ‘performance, activity’, which passed …   Word origins

  • discharge — dis•charge v. [[t]dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ[/t]] n. [[t]ˈdɪs tʃɑrdʒ, dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ[/t]] v. charged, charg•ing, n. 1) to relieve of a charge or load; unload: to discharge a ship[/ex] 2) to remove or send forth: They discharged the cargo at New York[/ex] 3) mil to… …   From formal English to slang

  • discharge hydrograph —    A graph showing the discharge of water as a function of time [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • function — n. 1. Performance, execution, discharge, exercise. 2. Office, duty, business, employment, occupation, part, province. 3. (Math.) Dependent, derivative, value derived. 4. (Math.) Law of derivation, form of function, form …   New dictionary of synonyms

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