# Operation

A function that processes a set of inputs and results in a set of outputs, or associates arguments (inputs) with values (outputs).|Special cases are: a) An operation that consumes no input (has no input arguments). Such operation is either a constant function, or an operation depending only on the underlying state. b) An operation that may modify the underlying state but has no output. c) The singular-case operation with no input or output, that still may modify the underlying state.

Synonyms

Function

Computational procedure

Computational subroutine

Computational operation

Function (programming)

Lambda abstraction

Mathematical function

Mathematical operation

Computational method

Computational tool

sumo:Function

Process