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function

noun appropriate activity, assignment, business, chore, design, duty, employment, exploitation, mission, munus, occupation, office, officium, purpose, pursuit, responsibility, role, task, usage, use, utility, work
Associated concepts: discretionary function, executive funccion, government function, judicial function, legislative function, political function, quasi-judicial function

function

verb achieve, act, act effectively, answer a purpose, avail, be effective, be in operation, be useful, carry on, carry out, effectuate, execute, have effect, operate, perform, render a service, run, serve, work
See also: activity, agency, appointment, assignment, business, calling, capacity, charge, demean, duty, employment, execute, job, obligation, occupation, operate, operation, part, perform, position, post, province, purpose, pursuit, responsibility, role, specialty, sphere, task, trade, use, utility, work
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Although the fertilization treatments were withheld in 1992, no effects on plant functional group abundance or diversity in either community type were observed.
Following the watering event, an additional seven rare species were recorded, including one species in an additional functional group (amphibious responders).
Compared to the traditional method, in which chemists modify only the existing functional groups on a compound, CH activation more directly boosts the complexity of a compound, giving it potentially valuable new properties.
Other topics include characteristics of functional groups covering both qualitative and quantitative methods of determination; the formation of the functional group and the reactions, transformations, and rearrangements which the functional group can undergo; photochemistry, radiation chemistry, biochemical formation or classic synthesis and catalysis; the biological aspects in both biochemistry and molecular biology as well as its application in medicinal chemistry, drug development and discovery; and data and reviews on important industrial applications in fields such as polymers, materials and nano-materials.
4+] and P were the only nutrients significantly affected by the removal-fertilizer interaction, indicating that for these nutrients the role of a functional group is partially determined by the environment in which it is found.
Using the customers' own words avoids the "telephone party game" of successive information loss as the functional groups translate attributes into their own terms before communicating them down the line.
Comparable and significant dependence of total and above-ground biomass on diversity and functional group composition were observed whether one looks at the actual number of planted species in each plot or the "Shannon diversity index," a measure which includes the relative abundance of the species present.
For many potential uses of carbon nanotubes, chemists need to attach clusters of atoms, called functional groups, to the outsides of the tubes.
As well as these species, the `ground-dwelling' functional group of grasshoppers was found to be a significant indicator of undisturbed habitat.
For example, all phytoplankton could be aggregated into the same functional group if photosynthesis is the function of interest.
The influence of surface functional group density on the tensile strength development of films during the annealing process was compared in Fig.
In this experiment, we focused on the effects of functional group composition and richness on nutrient cycling by growing each group alone as well as in more diverse combinations, and by making measurements throughout the year.

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