Function vs. Sequence

Function vs. Sequence — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Function and Sequence

Functionnoun

A person's role or occupation

in my function as chief editor.

Sequencenoun

A following of one thing after another; succession.

Functionnoun

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

The heart's function is to pump blood.

Sequencenoun

An order of succession; an arrangement.

Functionnoun

(Computers) A procedure within an application.

Sequencenoun

A related or continuous series.

Functionnoun

An official ceremony or a formal social occasion

disliked attending receptions and other company functions.

Sequencenoun

(Games) Three or more playing cards in consecutive order and usually the same suit; a run.

Functionnoun

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

Growth is a function of nutrition.

Sequencenoun

A series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of action in a movie.

Functionnoun

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

Sequencenoun

(Music) A melodic or harmonic pattern successively repeated at different pitches with or without a key change.

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.

Sequencenoun

Roman Catholic Church A hymn sung between the gradual and the Gospel.

Functionverb

To have or perform a function; serve

functioned as ambassador.

Sequencenoun

(Mathematics) An ordered set of quantities, as x, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4.

Functionverb

To deal with or overcome the challenges of everyday life

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

Sequencenoun

(Biochemistry) The order of constituents in a polymer, especially the order of nucleotides in a nucleic acid or of the amino acids in a protein.

Functionnoun

What something does or is used for.

Sequenceverb

To organize or arrange in a sequence.

Functionnoun

A professional or official position.

Sequenceverb

To determine the order of constituents in (a polymer, such as a nucleic acid or protein molecule).

Functionnoun

An official or social occasion.

Sequencenoun

A set of things next to each other in a set order; a series

Functionnoun

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

Sequencenoun

A series of musical phrases where a theme or melody is repeated, with some change each time, such as in pitch or length (example: opening of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony).

Functionnoun

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

Sequencenoun

A musical composition used in some Catholic Masses between the readings. The most famous sequence is the Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) formerly used in funeral services.

Functionnoun

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

Sequencenoun

(mathematics) An ordered list of objects, typically indexed with natural numbers.

Functionnoun

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

Sequencenoun

A subsequent event; a consequence or result.

Functionnoun

(chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.

Sequencenoun

A series of shots that depict a single action or style in a film, television show etc.

Functionnoun

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

Sequencenoun

(card games) A meld consisting of three or more cards of successive ranks in the same suit, such as the four, five and six of hearts.

Functionverb

(intransitive) To have a function.

Sequenceverb

(transitive) to arrange in an order

Functionverb

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

Sequenceverb

(transitive) to determine the order of things, especially of amino acids in a protein, or of bases in a nucleic acid

Functionnoun

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

Sequenceverb

(transitive) to produce (music) with a sequencer

Functionnoun

what something is used for;

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

Sequencenoun

serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern;

the sequence of names was alphabeticalhe invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA

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

Sequencenoun

a following of one thing after another in time;

the doctor saw a sequence of patients

Functionnoun

a relation such that one thing is dependent on another;

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

Sequencenoun

film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

Functionnoun

a formal or official social gathering or ceremony;

it was a black-tie function

Sequencenoun

the action of following in order;

he played the trumps in sequence

Functionnoun

a vaguely specified social event;

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

Sequencenoun

several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys

Functionnoun

a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program

Sequenceverb

arrange in a sequence

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

Sequenceverb

determine the order of constituents in;

They sequenced the human genome

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

Functionverb

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

His wife officiated as his private secretary