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Function
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Function as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 September 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 30 answers for the crossword clue 'Function', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Function a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Function as an answer itself some 60 times.

Function is a single word clue made up of 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Monday, 06 September 2021 with the answer being OPERATE, we also found OPERATE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
  • What something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  • A vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
  • A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  • A formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function"
  • (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
  • Perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"
  • A relation such that one thing is dependent on another; "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand"
  • Perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
  • Serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk"

Crossword Answers

2 Letters

GO
A board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters

3 Letters

ACT
Something that people do or cause to happen

MAP
A diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)

RUN
Perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

USE
Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"

4 Letters

PART
The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

ROLE
The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"

TASK
A specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"

WORK
Perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

5 Letters

COSEC
Ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle

PARTY
An organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"

SERVE
(sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game"

STEAD
The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

UUORK

6 Letters

AFFAIR
A vaguely specified concern; "several matters to attend to"; "it is none of your affair"; "things are going well"

BEHAVE
Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

OFFICE
A job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

7 Letters

MAPPING
(genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome

OPERATE
Perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

PURPOSE
An anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

ROUTINE
An unvarying or habitual method or procedure

8 Letters

OCCASION
A vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

9 Letters

OFFICIATE
Perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary"

PROCEDURE
A particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"

10 Letters

SUBPROGRAM
A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

SUBROUTINE
A set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

14 Letters

SOCIALFUNCTION
A vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

SOCIALOCCASION
A vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"

20 Letters

MATHEMATICALFUNCTION
(mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

SINGLEVALUEDFUNCTION

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