function vs procedure what difference

what is difference between function and procedure

English

Etymology

From Middle French function, from Old French fonction, from Latin functiō (performance, execution), from functus, perfect participle of fungor (to perform, execute, discharge).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfʌŋ(k)ʃən/, /ˈfʌŋkʃn̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfʌŋkʃən/, [ˈfʌŋkʃɪ̈n], [ˈfʌŋkʃn̩]
  • Hyphenation: func‧tion
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋkʃən

Noun

function (plural functions)

  1. What something does or is used for.
    Synonyms: aim, intention, purpose, role, use
  2. A professional or official position.
    Synonyms: occupation, office, part, role
  3. An official or social occasion.
    Synonyms: affair, occasion, social occasion, social function
  4. Something which is dependent on or stems from another thing; a result or concomitant.
  5. A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.
  6. (mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.
    Synonyms: map, mapping, mathematical function, operator, transformation
    Hypernym: relation
  7. (computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.
    Synonyms: procedure, routine, subprogram, subroutine, func, funct
  8. (biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.
  9. (chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.
  10. (anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.

Hyponyms

  • subfunction
  • (chemistry): acidity function
  • (psychology): executive ego function
  • (signal processing): spectral density function/spectral function
  • (systems theory): control function
  • Derived terms

    Related terms

    Translations

    References

    • function on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

    Verb

    function (third-person singular simple present functions, present participle functioning, simple past and past participle functioned)

    1. (intransitive) To have a function.
      Synonyms: officiate, serve
    2. (intransitive) To carry out a function; to be in action.
      Synonyms: go, operate, run, work
      Antonym: malfunction

    Related terms

    • functional
    • dysfunction, dysfunctional

    Translations


    Middle French

    Noun

    function f (plural functions)

    1. function (what something’s intended use is)

    Descendants

    • English: function
    • French: fonction


    English

    Etymology

    From French procédure, from Old French, from Latin procedere (to go forward, proceed); see proceed.

    Pronunciation

    • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəˈsiːdʒə/
    • (US) IPA(key): /pɹəˈsidʒɚ/
    • Hyphenation: pro‧ced‧ure

    Noun

    procedure (countable and uncountable, plural procedures)

    1. A particular method for performing a task.
    2. A series of small tasks or steps taken to accomplish an end.
    3. (uncountable) The set of established forms or methods of an organized body for accomplishing a certain task or tasks.
    4. The steps taken in an action or other legal proceeding.
      • 1832, Isaac Taylor, Saturday Evening
        Gracious procedures.
    5. (obsolete) That which results; issue; product.
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
    6. (computing) A subroutine or function coded to perform a specific task.
    7. (medicine) A surgical operation.

    Synonyms

    • (method): algorithm, method, process, routine
    • (set of established forms or methods of an organized body): protocol
    • (computing): function, routine, sub, subroutine, method (although some of these have slightly differing meanings in some programming languages)
    • (medicine): operation

    Hyponyms

    • administrative procedure
    • (computing): stored procedure

    Related terms

    • proceed
    • process
    • procession

    Translations

    Further reading

    • procedure in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
    • procedure in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

    Anagrams

    • reproduce

    Dutch

    Etymology

    Borrowed from Middle French procedure.

    Pronunciation

    • IPA(key): /ˌproːsəˈdyːrə/
    • Hyphenation: pro‧ce‧du‧re
    • Rhymes: -yːrə

    Noun

    procedure f (plural procedures)

    1. procedure

    Derived terms

    • afzettingsprocedure

    Anagrams

    • produceer, producere

    Italian

    Noun

    procedure f

    1. plural of procedura

    Old French

    Noun

    procedure f (oblique plural procedures, nominative singular procedure, nominative plural procedures)

    1. procedure (particular method for performing a task)

    Related terms

    • procés, proces
    • proceder

    Descendants

    • English: procedure
    • French: procédure

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