a function of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a function of

1 : something (such as a quality or measurement) that is related to and changes with (something else)
  • Height is a function of age in children. It increases as their age increases.
2 : something that results from (something else)
  • His personal problems are a function of his drinking.

Word by Word Definitions

function play
  1. : professional or official position : occupation

  2. : the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists : purpose

  3. : any of a group of related actions contributing to a larger action

  1. : to have a function : serve

  2. : to carry on a function or be in action : operate


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