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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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Wheelchair rugby - which is played on a basketball court - is a sport for people with some impaired function in their arms and legs, usually resulting from a spinal injury to the neck.
Assistive technology is used to substitute for an impaired function (wheelchair use for loss of leg function), rehabilitation technology is used for remediation of impaired function (such as someonewho has a broken leg and using crutches) and educational technology is used to teach new knowledge or skills (as in computer use).
If they had reattached the arm and it had impaired function or deteriorated over time, it would cause greater psychological damage to the growing child.
It causes impaired function of the receptor cells, or cones, in the retina - the lining at the back of the eye.
The mechanisms associated with impaired function of L-type channels involve decreased open channel probability and enhanced inactivation of the channel.
provides strong additional support for the hypothesis that the impaired function of [SERCA2a] plays an important role in the functional abnormalities observed.
It wears away the surface cartilage layer of joints, and is often accompanied by overgrowth of bone, formation of bone spurs, and impaired function.
Although several surveys indicate that vegetarians have lower iron stores, blood hemoglobin remains normal, and there's no evidence of impaired function.
In comparison to the rest of the body, hands are resilient, but quite often the natural healing process results in impaired function.
These devices can significantly enhance the level of independence of people with impaired function of the upper extremities.
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by reduction of memory and cognitive skills through loss of or impaired function of synaptic connections in the brain.