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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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using the shot growth process, the functionalized PMMA particles with a higher surface concentration of functional groups were prepared.
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.
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.
Total biomass was still significantly dependent on species number and functional group composition in the remaining 131 plots.
Tour and his colleagues used a technique similar to one by which chemists link functional groups to graphite, which forms from flat sheets of carbon.
As well as these species, the `ground-dwelling' functional group of grasshoppers was found to be a significant indicator of undisturbed habitat.
Acquisition cyclotron with its own protection (self-shielded) 2 integrated functional groups radiopharmaceutical objective fundamental research and development center experimental translational medicine - 1 piece.
avoided the drawbacks of conventional dendrites by avoiding a complex architecturally pure internal dendrimer structure, but still providing a large number of judiciously placed surface functional groups.
Procurement Purchase Cyclotron with Its Own Protection (Self Shielded) Integral 2 Functional Groups Radiopharmaceutical Central Objective of Fundamental Research and Experimental Development Translational Medicine - 1 Piece
Patent 8,563,081 (October 22, 2013), "Nanoparticle Chains by Direct Bonding of Functional Groups and Preparation thereof," Joseph M.
The content of total phenolic hydroxyl groups in residual lignins, which decreased with decreasing cooking temperature, also correlated well with the bleachability, as measured by the total kappa factor, and functional groups such as copper number and carboxyl group of the bleached pulp.

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