WordNet Search - 3.1

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- S: (n)
**function**, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping ((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)) *direct hyponym*/**full hyponym**- S: (n) polynomial, multinomial (a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms)
- S: (n) biquadratic, biquadratic polynomial, quartic polynomial (a polynomial of the fourth degree)
- S: (n) homogeneous polynomial (a polynomial consisting of terms all of the same degree)
- S: (n) monic polynomial (a polynomial in one variable)
- S: (n) quadratic, quadratic polynomial (a polynomial of the second degree)
- S: (n) series ((mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions)
- S: (n) power series (the sum of terms containing successively higher integral powers of a variable)
- S: (n) convergence, convergency (the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit)
- S: (n) divergence, divergency (an infinite series that has no limit)
- S: (n) geometric series (a geometric progression written as a sum)
- S: (n) Fourier series (the sum of a series of trigonometric expressions; used in the analysis of periodic functions)
- S: (n) exponential series (a series derived from the expansion of an exponential expression)
- S: (n) expansion (a function expressed as a sum or product of terms)
*"the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2"* - S: (n) inverse function (a function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x)
- S: (n) Kronecker delta (a function of two variables i and j that equals 1 when i=j and equals 0 otherwise)
- S: (n) metric function, metric (a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them)
- S: (n) transformation ((mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system)
- S: (n) reflection ((mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed)
- S: (n) rotation ((mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin)
- S: (n) translation ((mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same)
- S: (n) affine transformation ((mathematics) a transformation that is a combination of single transformations such as translation or rotation or reflection on an axis)
- S: (n) isometry (a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points)
*"the isometries of the cube"* - S: (n) operator ((mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation)
- S: (n) linear operator (an operator that obeys the distributive law: A(f+g) = Af + Ag (where f and g are functions))
- S: (n) identity, identity element, identity operator (an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates)
*"the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"* - S: (n) trigonometric function, circular function (function of an angle expressed as a ratio of the length of the sides of right-angled triangle containing the angle)
- S: (n) sine, sin (ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle)
- S: (n) arc sine, arcsine, arcsin, inverse sine (the inverse function of the sine; the angle that has a sine equal to a given number)
- S: (n) cosine, cos (ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle)
- S: (n) arc cosine, arccosine, arccos, inverse cosine (the inverse function of the cosine; the angle that has a cosine equal to a given number)
- S: (n) tangent, tan (ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle)
- S: (n) arc tangent, arctangent, arctan, inverse tangent (the inverse function of the tangent; the angle that has a tangent equal to a given number)
- S: (n) cotangent, cotan (ratio of the adjacent to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle)
- S: (n) arc cotangent, arccotangent, inverse cotangent (the inverse function of the cotangent; the angle that has a cotangent equal to a given number)
- S: (n) secant, sec (ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle)
- S: (n) arc secant, arcsecant, arcsec, inverse secant (the inverse function of the secant; the angle that has a secant equal to a given number)
- S: (n) cosecant, cosec (ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle)
- S: (n) arc cosecant, arccosecant, inverse cosecant (the angle that has a cosecant equal to a given number)
- S: (n) threshold function (a function that takes the value 1 if a specified function of the arguments exceeds a given threshold and 0 otherwise)
- S: (n) exponential, exponential function (a function in which an independent variable appears as an exponent)
*domain category**direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term*- S: (n) mathematical relation (a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality))
- S: (n)
**function**, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping ((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)) *direct hyponym*/*full hyponym**domain category**direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term**derivationally related form*- S: (n) parity ((mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity)
*"parity is often used to check the integrity of transmitted data"* - S: (n) transitivity ((logic and mathematics) a relation between three elements such that if it holds between the first and second and it also holds between the second and third it must necessarily hold between the first and third)
- S: (n) reflexivity, reflexiveness ((logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself)
*derivationally related form*- S: (n)
**function**, purpose, role, use (what something is used for)*"the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"* - S: (n)
**function**, office, part, 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"* - S: (n)
**function**(a relation such that one thing is dependent on another)*"height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand"* - S: (n)
**function**(a formal or official social gathering or ceremony)*"it was a black-tie function"* - S: (n) affair, occasion, social occasion,
**function**, social function (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"* *direct hyponym*/*full hyponym*- S: (n) party (an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment)
*"he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"* *direct hyponym*/*full hyponym*- S: (n) bash, do, brawl (an uproarious party)
- S: (n) birthday party (a party held on the anniversary of someone's birth)
- S: (n) bunfight, bun-fight ((Briticism) a grand formal party on an important occasion)
- S: (n) ceilidh (an informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling)
- S: (n) cocktail party (an afternoon party at which cocktails are served)
- S: (n) dance (a party for social dancing)
- S: (n) ball, formal (a lavish dance requiring formal attire)
- S: (n) cotillion, cotilion (a ball at which young ladies are presented to society)
- S: (n) masked ball, masquerade ball, fancy-dress ball (a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks)
- S: (n) promenade, prom (a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year)
- S: (n) barn dance (a dance party featuring country dancing)
- S: (n) hop, record hop (an informal dance where popular music is played)
- S: (n) rave (a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played)
*"raves are very popular in Berlin"* - S: (n) fete, feast, fiesta (an elaborate party (often outdoors))
- S: (n) luau (an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party (especially one accompanied by traditional foods and entertainment))
- S: (n) potlatch (a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment))
- S: (n) house party (a party lasting over one or more nights at a large house)
- S: (n) jolly (a happy party)
- S: (n) tea party (a party at which tea is served)
- S: (n) whist drive (a progressive whist party)
*direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term*- S: (n) affair, occasion, social occasion,
**function**, social function (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"* - S: (n) party (an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment)
*"he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"* *direct hyponym*/*full hyponym**direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term**derivationally related form*- S: (n) celebration, jubilation (a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event)
- S: (n) ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance (a formal event performed on a special occasion)
*"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"* - S: (n) fundraiser (a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money)
- S: (n) photo opportunity, photo op (an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed)
- S: (n) sleepover (an occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children))
*derivationally related form*- S: (n) celebration, jubilation (a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event)
- S: (n) ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance (a formal event performed on a special occasion)
*"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"* - S: (n) circumstance (formal ceremony about important occasions)
*"pomp and circumstance"* - S: (n) funeral, obsequy (a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated)
*"hundreds of people attended his funeral"* - S: (n) burial, entombment, inhumation, interment, sepulture (the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave)
- S: (n) sky burial (a traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures)
- S: (n) wedding, wedding ceremony, nuptials, hymeneals (the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed)
- S: (n) pageant, pageantry (a rich and spectacular ceremony)
- S: (n) dedication (a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose)
- S: (n) rededication (a new dedication)
*"the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem"* - S: (n) opening (a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise)
- S: (n) commemoration, memorialization, memorialisation (a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something)
- S: (n) military ceremony (a formal ceremony performed by military personnel)
- S: (n) initiation, induction, installation (a formal entry into an organization or position or office)
*"his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"* - S: (n) inauguration, inaugural (the ceremonial induction into a position)
*"the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"* - S: (n) coronation, enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation, investiture (the ceremony of installing a new monarch)
- S: (n) bar mitzvah ((Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility)
*"a bar mitzvah is an important social event"* - S: (n) bat mitzvah, bath mitzvah, bas mitzvah ((Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility)
- S: (n) exercise ((usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches)
*"academic exercises"* - S: (n) commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise (an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred)
- S: (n) fire walking (the ceremony of walking barefoot over hot stones or a bed of embers)
- S: (n) formality, formalities (a requirement of etiquette or custom)
*"a mere formality"* *direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term*- S: (n) ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance (a formal event performed on a special occasion)
*"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"* - S: (n) affair, occasion, social occasion,
**function**, social function (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"* - S: (n) social event (an event characteristic of persons forming groups)
- S: (n) event (something that happens at a given place and time)
- S: (n) psychological feature (a feature of the mental life of a living organism)
- S: (n) abstraction, abstract entity (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)
*derivationally related form*- S: (n) Maundy (a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money)
- S: (n) potlatch (a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment))
- S: (n) fundraiser (a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money)
- S: (n) photo opportunity, photo op (an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed)
- S: (n) sleepover (an occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children))
*direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term*- S: (n) routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure,
**function**(a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program)

- S: (v)
**function**, work, operate, go, 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"* - S: (v) serve,
**function**(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"* - S: (v) officiate,
**function**(perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function)*"His wife officiated as his private secretary"*