function etymology

English word function comes from Latin fungor (perform), and later Latin functio (performance, execution (of a task), and later - function)

Detailed word origin of function

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fungor Latin (lat) I peform (something), finish (something), complete (something), end (something). I perform, execute, administer, discharge, observe.
functus Latin (lat)
functio Latin (lat) Performance, execution (of a task). (Mathematics) function.
fonction Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
function Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Function (what something's intended use is).
function English (eng) (anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.. (biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.. (chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.. (computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.. (mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one output [...]

Words with the same origin as function

Descendants of fungor
davenport dysfunctional functional malfunction