Aim vs. Function

Aim vs. Function — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Aim and Function

Aimverb

To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.

Functionnoun

A person's role or occupation

in my function as chief editor.

Aimverb

To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point

aimed the pass at a wide receiver.aimed the shot at the lower right corner of the goal.

Functionnoun

(Biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part

The heart's function is to pump blood.

Aimverb

To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group

The publicity campaign was aimed at improving the eating habits of children.

Functionnoun

(Computers) A procedure within an application.

Aimverb

To direct a weapon or camera

The sniper aimed carefully.

Functionnoun

An official ceremony or a formal social occasion

disliked attending receptions and other company functions.

Aimverb

To direct or propel an object toward a point

aimed for the far goalpost.

Functionnoun

Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance

Growth is a function of nutrition.

Aimverb

To determine a course or direct an effort

aim for a better education.

Functionnoun

A variable so related to another that for each value assumed by one there is a value determined for the other.

Aimverb

To propose to do something; intend

The historical society is aiming to restore the town hall.

Functionnoun

A rule of correspondence between two sets such that there is exactly one element in the second set assigned to each element in the first set. Also called mapping.

Aimnoun

The act of aiming

Take careful aim.

Functionverb

To have or perform a function; serve

functioned as ambassador.

Aimnoun

The ability to hit a target or intended point

a marksman with extraordinary aim.

Functionverb

To deal with or overcome the challenges of everyday life

For weeks after his friend's funeral he simply could not function.

Aimnoun

The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object

Your aim was way off on that throw.

Functionnoun

What something does or is used for.

Aimnoun

A purpose or intention toward which one's efforts are directed

My aim was to try to make him laugh.

Functionnoun

A professional or official position.

Aimnoun

The pointing of a weapon, as a gun, a dart, or an arrow, or object, in the line of direction with the object intended to be struck; the line of fire; the direction of anything, such as a spear, a blow, a discourse, a remark, towards a particular point or object, with a view to strike or affect it.

Take time with the aim of your gun.to take aim

Functionnoun

An official or social occasion.

Aimnoun

The point intended to be hit, or object intended to be attained or affected.

Functionnoun

A relation where one thing is dependent on another for its existence, value, or significance.

Aimnoun

Intention or goal

My number one aim in life is to make money to make my parents, siblings and kids happy.

Functionnoun

(mathematics) A relation in which each element of the domain is associated with exactly one element of the codomain.

Aimnoun

The ability of someone to aim straight; one's faculty for being able to hit a physical target

The police officer has excellent aim, always hitting the bullseye in shooting practice.

Functionnoun

(computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.

Aimnoun

(obsolete) Conjecture; guess.

Functionnoun

(biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.

Aimverb

(intransitive) To point or direct a missile, or a weapon which propels as missile, towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

He aimed at the target, but the arrow flew straight over it.

Functionnoun

(chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.

Aimverb

(intransitive) To direct the intention or purpose; to attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor;—followed by at, or by an infinitive

to aim at a passto aim to do well in life

Functionnoun

(anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.

Aimverb

(transitive) To direct or point (e.g. a weapon), at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object

to aim an arrow at the deerShe aimed a punch at her ex-boyfriend.

Functionverb

(intransitive) To have a function.

Aimverb

(transitive) To direct (something verbal) towards a certain person, thing, or group

to aim a satirical comment at Communists in general

Functionverb

(intransitive) To carry out a function; to be in action.

Aimverb

To guess or conjecture.

Functionnoun

a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set

Aimnoun

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

his intent was to provide a new translationgood intentions are not enoughit was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needshe made no secret of his designs

Functionnoun

what something is used for;

the function of an auger is to bore holesballet is beautiful but what use is it?

Aimnoun

the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable);

the sole object of her trip was to see her children

Functionnoun

the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group;

the function of a teacherthe government must do its partplay its role

Aimnoun

the action of directing something at an object;

he took aim and fired

Functionnoun

a relation such that one thing is dependent on another;

height is a function of ageprice is a function of supply and demand

Aimnoun

the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies

Functionnoun

a formal or official social gathering or ceremony;

it was a black-tie function

Aimverb

aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;

Please don't aim at your little brother!He trained his gun on the burglarDon't train your camera on the womenTake a swipe at one's opponent

Functionnoun

a vaguely specified social event;

the party was quite an affairan occasion arranged to honor the presidenta seemingly endless round of social functions

Aimverb

propose or intend;

I aim to arrive at noon

Functionnoun

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Aimverb

move into a desired direction of discourse;

What are you driving at?

Functionverb

perform as expected when applied;

The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged inDoes this old car still run well?This old radio doesn't work anymore

Aimverb

specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Functionverb

serve a purpose, role, or function;

The tree stump serves as a tableThe female students served as a control groupThis table would serve very wellHis freedom served him wellThe table functions as a desk

Aimverb

intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;

He aimed his fists towards his opponent's facecriticism directed at her superiordirect your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Functionverb

perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function;

His wife officiated as his private secretary

Aimverb

direct (a remark) toward an intended goal;

She wanted to aim a pun

Aimverb

have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal