FUNCTION WORD By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a word with little or no meaning when by itself but plays an important role in our language. Examples are the prepositions and conjunctions such as the, and, but. FUNCTION WORD: "A function word is also called an empty word." Related Psychology Terms KEY-WORD METHOD PARATAXIS SEMANTIC DISSOCIATION SEMANTIC PRIMITIVE TELEGRAPHIC SPEECH PHONEME SIGNAL WORD BOUND MORPHEME EGO-DEFENSIVE FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE CAUDATE NUCLEUS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FUNCTION WORD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/function-word/ (accessed April 5, 2020).