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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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The company's tax department worked with the service provider to migrate not only the existing sales and use tax functions to the new cosourcing model, but also those from more than a dozen additional companies that were acquired after the engagement began.
Through physician experience and careful observation, a patient's condition was (hopefully, but not always) maintained in such a state that he could function while the disease ran its course.
It is relatively hard and expensive to build buildings which function well without the high-tech bandages that we now rely on.
Other improvements include added functions that enhance system reliability.
Content analyses were used to explore alternative sources and functions of developmental support other than mentoring among nonfaculty university employees.
Permits contracting for acquisition functions closely associated with inherently governmental functions only if: appropriate DoD personnel are not available to perform the functions; appropriate DoD personnel will supervise contractor performance and will perform all associated inherently governmental functions; and the agency addresses any potential contractor organizational conflict of interest.
NHLBI: Cellular and molecular functions of zebrafish genes that have potential to model human cardiovascular, blood, and pulmonary, or sleep disorders.
As you work along in Word, you'll notice from time to time the assortment of function keys will change depending on what you're doing.
Recent downsizing of organizational communication functions slashed bodies and cut costs.
We first consider the case of a marginal revenue function derived from the standard CES utility and Marshallian demand functions.
In this phase, the functional description of the item or system is established and followed by an estimate of the worth of the required functions.
Despite all the apparent irrationality then, at a strategic level the building actually articulates its functions in a fairly straightforward manner.