Definition of Functioning in English :

Define Functioning in English

Functioning meaning in English

Meaning of Functioning in English

Pronunciation of Functioning in English

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1. functioning, operation, performance

process or manner of functioning or operating

Example Sentences:
'the power of its engine determines 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'


2. functioning

performing or able to perform its regular function

Example Sentences:
'a functioning flashlight'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of functioning
the natural action or intended purpose of a person or thing in a specific role
the function of a hammer is to hit nails into wood
an official or formal social gathering or ceremony
a factor dependent upon another or other factors
the length of the flight is a function of the weather
4. Also called: map, mapping mathematics, logic
a relation between two sets that associates a unique element (the value) of the second (the range) with each element (the argument) of the first (the domain): a many-one relation. Symbol: f(x) The value of f(x) for x = 2 is f(2)
verb (intransitive)
to operate or perform as specified; work properly
6. (foll by as)
to perform the action or role (of something or someone else)
a coin may function as a screwdriver

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see synonyms of functioning
the normal or characteristic action of anything; esp., any of the natural, specialized actions of a system, organ, or part of an animal or plant
the procreative function
a special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
the function of an auditor, the function of the brakes
occupation or employment
a formal ceremony or elaborate social occasion
a thing that depends on and varies with something else
an action which is part of a series leading to a resulting action
an operational instruction for programming an electronic device, as a digital watch, computer, etc.; also, an operation performed by such a device as a result of such an instruction
any of the roles that a linguistic form can fulfill in an utterance
8.  Ancient Mathematics
an association between two sets in which each element of one set has one assigned element in the other set: any selected element becomes the independent variable and its associated element is the dependent variable
y = f(x) means y is a function of x
verb intransitive
to act in a required or expected manner; work
to have a function; serve or be used (as)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of functioning
1. The action or purpose for which a person or thing is suited or employed, especially:
a. A person's role or occupation: in my function as chief editor.
b. Biology The physiological activity of an organ or body part: The heart's function is to pump blood.
c. Computers A procedure within an application.
2. An official ceremony or a formal social occasion: disliked attending receptions and other company functions.
3. Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance: Growth is a function of nutrition.
4. Abbr. f Mathematics
a. A variable so related to another that for each value assumed by one there is a value determined for the other.
b. A rule of correspondence between two sets such that there is exactly one element in the second set assigned to each element in the first set. Also called mapping.
intr.v. func·tioned, func·tion·ing, func·tions
1. To have or perform a function; serve: functioned as ambassador.
2. To deal with or overcome the challenges of everyday life: For weeks after his friend's funeral he simply could not function.

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