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2 Translation results for function in Spanish

verb | noun

function verb

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functioned, has functioned, is functioning, functions
funcionar, desempeñarse, servir

Example sentences of
function verb

  • The new machine functions well.
  • His bad health has prevented him from being able to function effectively in recent weeks.
  • Her heart now seems to be functioning normally.
  • The computer network is not yet fully functioning.

function noun

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función; reunión social, recepción; ceremonia, acto

Example sentences of
function noun

  • The function of the heart is to pump blood through the body.
  • He believes that the true function of art is to tell the truth.
  • What functions do these programs fulfill?
  • These infants are learning to control their bodily functions.
  • The instrument is chiefly used to measure and record heart function.
  • The design achieves a perfect blend of form and function.
  • His job combines the functions of a manager and a worker.
  • Her chief function is to provide expert legal advice.
  • They went to several functions during their college reunion weekend.

Detailed synonyms for function noun

1. Function, duty, role, concern significan las acciones u operaciones que se esperan de una persona o una cosa.
  • Function se puede aplicar a cualquier cosa viviente, natural o construida, e indica un fin o propósito determinado que ésta se supone servir, o bien un tipo de trabajo en particular que se supone desempeñar <the function of the stomach>.
  • Duty se aplica a cualquier tarea o responsabilidad impuesta por la ocupación, el rango, el estatus o la vocación de uno <the lieutenant governor had various official duties>.
  • Role sugiere la parte que alguien juega en una familia o sociedad <after her husband died, she had to take on the dual role of mother and father for her children>.
  • Concern indica algo por lo que una persona es responsable o está involucrada <it's not our concern>.
2. See: Power

Reverse translation for function

funcionar  - to function, to run, to work, (informal, figurative) to do the trick 
desempeñarse  - to function, to act 
servir  - to serve, to be of use to, to work, to serve, to wait, to be of use, to be helpful, to fill (an order) 
función  - function, duty, performance, show 
recepción  - reception 
ceremonia  - ceremony 
acto  - act, deed, act (in a play) 
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