internet.com
You are in the: Small Business Computing Channelarrow
Small Business Technology
Internet.com
Enter a word for a definition... ...or choose a computer category.
 
 

menu
   Home
   Term of the Day
   New Terms
   New Links
   Quick Reference
   Did You Know?
   Search Tool
   Tech Support
   Webopedia Jobs
   About Us
   Link to Us
   Advertising
  

talk to us
   Submit a URL
   Suggest a Term
   Report an Error

internet.com
Developer
Downloads
International
Internet Lists
Internet News
Internet Resources
IT
Linux/Open Source
Small Business
Windows Technology
Wireless Internet
xSP Resources

Search internet.com
Advertise
Corporate Info
Newsletters
Tech Jobs
E-mail Offers
commerce
  Be a Commerce Partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

function
Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2004 

(1) In programming, a named section of a program that performs a specific task. In this sense, a function is a type of procedure or routine. Some programming languages make a distinction between a function, which returns a value, and a procedure, which performs some operation but does not return a value.

Most programming languages come with a prewritten set of functions that are kept in a library. You can also write your own functions to perform specialized tasks.

(2) The term function is also used synonymously with operation and command. For example, you execute the delete function to erase a word.

E-mail this definition to a colleague

Sponsored listings

Intuit Payroll Services: Human Resources Tools - Offers range of payroll services from full-service to "do-it-yourself". Options include HR and benefits and integration with QuickBooks and Quicken.

Ceridian: Human Resources - Provides human resources services. Offers ASP, self service, payroll, time and attendance, benefits, retirement, tax filing and recruiting solutions.

Gevity: Human Resources Outsourcing - Delivers HRMS solutions through experienced consultants and its advanced HR and payroll application, Gevity Central. Enter zip code for local contact.


For internet.com pages about function . Also check out the following links!

Related Links

Sponsored listings

Naptech: Function Generators - Supplies electronic testing equipment, including function generators. Leases, rents, sells and buys reconditioned test equipment.

Work Life Balance: Manager and Employee Training - Offers a work life balance training program, designed for managers and employees. Also offers stress management and time management training.

CNET Shopper.com: Brother Multi-Function Machines - Find low prices on tech products at CNET Shopper.com. Compare prices, shipping and browse detailed store profiles.

Dealtime: Multi Function Products - Compare prices with DealTime and find discount prices on computer, software, and office products.

eBay: Brother Multi-Function Machines - Online marketplace for buying and selling Brother multi-function machines.

related categories

Procedures, Functions and Routines

related terms

aggregate function

command

event handler

library

procedure

program

routine

user defined function


webopedia
Give Us Your
Feedback


Shopping
FUNCTION Products
Compare Products,Prices and Stores

Shop by Category:
PDA Accessories
111 Model Matches

Modems
32 Model Matches

Software Utilities
37 Model Matches

Printers
191 Model Matches

Magazine Subscriptions
9 Model Matches



JupiterWeb networks:

internet.comearthweb.comDevx.comClickZ

Search JupiterWeb:

Jupitermedia Corporation has four divisions:
JupiterWeb, JupiterResearch, JupiterEvents and JupiterImages

Copyright 2004 Jupitermedia Corporation All Rights Reserved.
Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

Jupitermedia Corporate Info | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | E-mail Offers