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as in:  oxygen is a function of altitude

Their success is a function of their teamwork and practice.
  saying one results from another; or saying that the amount of one thing is dependent upon the value of another.
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function functions
If x is a function of y, then x results from y; or the amount of x can be calculated based on the amount of y.

Function has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • Their success is a function of their teamwork and practice.
  • Expertise in largely a function of hours spent on task.
  • Oxygen is a function of altitude.
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