A function applied to (some of) its arguments. If it is not applied to all its argument then it is a “partial application”. Application is usually written in the form f(x) but some languages such as command-line interpreters and many functional languages use juxtaposition: f x. Lisp places the parentheses around the whole application: (f x).
[fuhngk-shuh-ner-ee] /ˈfʌŋk ʃəˌnɛr i/ noun, plural functionaries. 1. a person who in a specified capacity, especially in government service; an official: civil servants, bureaucrats, and other functionaries. /ˈfʌŋkʃənərɪ/ noun (pl) -aries 1. a person acting in an official capacity, as for a government; an official adjective 2. a less common word for functional, official n. […]
- Function complete
programming State of a software component or system such that each function described by the software’s functional specification can be reached by at least one functional path, and attempts to operate as specified. (1999-04-07)
- Function creep
noun 1. the gradual widening of the use of a technology or system beyond the purpose for which it was originally intended, esp when this leads to potential invasion of privacy
- Function graph language
language (FGL) The machine language for the AMPS (Applicative Multi-Processing System) proposed by Robert Keller, Gary Lindstrom and Suhas Patil at the University of Utah. (2007-03-22)