Definition of functor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfʌŋktə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌŋktər//
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  1. 1 (mathematics) a function or a symbol such as + or ×
  2. 2 (grammar) = function word
  3. Word Origin1930s: from function, on the pattern of words such as factor.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: functor

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