a key on a computer keyboard or terminal that, when pressed, alone or in combination with other keys, causes a specific computational or mechanical operation to be carried out.
(computing) a key on the keyboard of a microcomputer, etc. that gives special commands to the computer
- Function point analysis
programming (FPA) A standard metric for the relative size and complexity of a software system, originally developed by Alan Albrecht of IBM in the late 1970s. Functon points (FPs) can be used to estimate the relative size and complexity of software in the early stages of development – analysis and design. The size is determined […]
- Function shift
noun 1. (grammar) a change in the syntactic function of a word, as when the noun mushroom is used as an intransitive verb 2. (linguistics) sound change involving a realignment of the phonemic system of a language
noun, Mathematics. 1. a linear space, the elements of which are functions.
noun 1. a word, as a preposition, article, auxiliary, or pronoun, that chiefly expresses grammatical relationships, has little semantic content of its own, and belongs to a small, closed class of words whose membership is relatively fixed (distinguished from ). noun 1. (grammar) a word, such as the, with a particular grammatical role but little […]