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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 second argument is that if V + -n is indeed a stage before CA, then it is functionless, so far as the data in PWS outside Arabic show.
The British Medical Association has also warned that even doctors' "functionless" white coats and ties could be a potential hazard in transmitting the infection to patients.
TIES and "functionless" clothes such as white coats should be abandoned to help combat deadly superbugs such as MRSA, a report urged yesterday.
By describing the sacred as functionless, we do not so much explain it, as explain it away.
(2002) also raise the intriguing suggestion that if slightly deleterious mutations are fixed in populations over time, these mutations will eventually render all genes functionless. However, mutations that severely impair or eliminate functions of necessary genes are not slightly deleterious; rather, these mutations would have high selective coe fficients and would be eliminated even from small endosymbiont populations.
Acute means that it is a rapidly progressing cancer that quickly fills the blood and marrow with an accumulation of immature, functionless myeloid cells that prevent the bone marrow from producing large enough quantities of normal, red, white, and platelet blood cells.
Various "functloniess" objects, such as carved soapstone birds, stone monoliths, female figurines, and phalli, or "functionless" designs, such as the chevron patterns in the outer wall of the great building complex, indicate the considerable luxury and wealth of the city of Zimbabwe.
The challenge, of course, is to maximize common interests and prevent conflicts from becoming functionless in the sense that all parties become worse off.
They have a function for the wasp but are functionless for the tree.
Or it may be a functionless, indifferently structured jumble.
So government, with all its costs, is pictured as a functionless burden--which for the fortunate, to a considerable extent, it is.
The viewer can adjust the Estantes Interrumpidos as he or she pleases: leaving all the wooden elements flat against the wall, in which case the work becomes functionless, purely abstract geometry; or arranging the slats perpendicular to the wall, thus erecting proper, useful shelves.