# Question #8e1cb

No. To be a function, the relation must have a single, unique value of $y$ for any given value of $x$. This is not the case here.
Some people call this the vertical line test. If you draw a vertical line through the graph of the relation, it must intersect the curve at only one place. For an inequality, there is an infinite number of possible values for $y$ that satisfy the relation for any given value of $x$.