Definition - Function

TBR: From the KM Functions COP perspective, a function is based on what people do -- work related. Per the COP development plan its attributes include: roles, responsibilities, competences, knowledge, skills and behaviors (and abilities).

Per Dictionary.Com

Function– EXTRACT of selected entries
  • the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed orexists; role.”
  • a factor related to or dependent upon other factors: Price is a function of supply and demand.”
  • to perform a specified action or activity; work; operate:”
  • to have or exercise a function; serve: In earlier English the present tense often functioned as a future. This orange crate can function as a chair.”
  • “the natural action or intended purpose of a person or thing in a specific role: the function of a hammer is to hit nails into wood” -WorldEnglish Dictionary
  • “any of a group of related actions contributing to a larger action” - MedicalDictionary

Related Words:
- go, operate, run, work, mathematical function

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