1. Noun.  What something does or is used for.
  2. Noun.  A professional or official position.
  3. Noun.  An official or social occasion.
  4. Noun.  A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.
  5. Noun.  (mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.
  6. Noun.  (computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.
  7. Noun.  (biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.
  8. Noun.  (chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.
  9. Noun.  (anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.
  10. Verb.  (intransitive) to have a function.
  11. Verb.  (intransitive) to carry on a function; to be in action.

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