function

n.The activities of an organization or individual performed to accomplish some mandate or mission.ComputingSoftware code that performs a specific task, usually accepting one or more data values as input and, based on a manipulation of the input values, returning a single output value.

Citations

Duranti 1998, p. 90, n. 10 Function1 and competence are a different order of the same thing. Function is the whole of the activities aimed to one purpose, considered abstractly. Competence is the authority and capacity of carrying out a determined sphere of activities within one function, attributed to a given office or an individual. . . . While a function is always abstract, a competence must be attached to a juridical person.