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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 drive, though therefore not disconnected from biology, is strictly functionless.
The field commercial control is one of the most important divisions which cannot be left functionless since it takes care of the interest of traders by controlling unacceptable practices such as monopoly, tampering with prices and trade fraud to earn huge profits at the expense of the consumer, especially during festivities and events," said Ahmed Al Awadhi, Head of the Field Control Section, DED.
Mature degenerated placenta is functionless after foetal birth and hence needs to be expelled out by uterus.
Super powers and satellites are all hopeless and functionless.
Let us not forget that the landmark law against sexual harassment at workplace, enacted by the Congress-led UPA government after much public clamor, was functionless for long because of administrative negligence.
Martin Harrison describes them as 'the ultimate existential sculptures, functionless technomorphs devised by Paolozzi for a cold-war society'.
Individuals exist without existing since all the body parts seem to be functionless despite being alive.
This rendered a good third of its calendar functionless, but functionality is not quite the goal Hagen has in mind.
Vestigial cultural elements become functionless once they lose the purpose for which they were created and used.
Consequently, mental health practitioners, authors of psychology and psychiatry textbooks, and their students came to believe Activation-Synthesis demonstrated that dreams were meaningless, functionless epiphenomena of the sleeping brain.
There are innumerable instances in the narrative where the child indicts the narrator for intentional manipulation of the past/memory whose embodied exponent he is: he "injects into my eyes a functionless reflexivity" (12) with a "disabused attitude," (12) "the condition of my voicelessness", the "puppet child" (12) pulled to and fro by unseen strings.