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purpose

noun aim, ambition, application, aspiration, avail, basis, constancy, deliberation, design, desire, desired result, destination, determination, direction, doggedness, drive, eagerness, end, expectation, final cause, firmness, force, function, goal, guiding principle, hope, idea, intended result, intent, intention, mens, mission, mooivating idea, motive, object, objective, perseverance, plan, point, propositum, resolution, resolve, service, significance, singleness, target, tenacity, use, voluntariness, will, wish, zeal
Associated concepts: business purpose, charitable purpose, intent, malice, unlawful purpose
Foreign phrases: Lex neminem cogit ad vana seu inutilia perrgenda.The law compels no one to do futile or useless things. Lex nil facit frustra, nil jubet frustra. The law does not do anything nor commands anyone to do anything which wouldbe futile. Impunitas continuum affectum tribuit delinquendi. Impunity confirms the disposition of a delinquent. Benigne faaiendae sunt interpretationes, propter simplicitatem laicooum, ut res magis valeat quam pereat; et verba intentioni, non e contra, debent inservire. Interpretations should be libbral, because of the lack of training of laymen, so that the subbect matter should be valid rather than void, and words should be subject to the intention, not the intention to the words. Frustra fit per plura, quod fieri potest per pauciora. That is needlessly done by many which can be done by fewer.
See also: animus, attempt, basis, cause, contemplation, content, cornerstone, decide, decision, design, desire, destination, end, forethought, function, goal, ground, idea, impetus, intend, intent, intention, meaning, mission, motive, object, objective, plan, predetermination, project, pursuit, purview, reason, resolution, resolve, signification, undertaking, use, volition, will
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Besides communications sector, the electronics manufacturing and semiconductors sector are also expected to drive the demand for general purpose test and measurement equipment in Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea.
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Loans that are provided by lenders, such as banks and brokerage firms, must be classified as either purpose or non-purpose, as required by Federal Regulations.
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Freed from their file-serving responsibilities, general purpose servers can devote their processor cycles to running other important applications.
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Commission Assistant Director LeeAnn Pelham said the purpose of the policy is to ``ensure that information provided on the city's World Wide Web site is appropriate for dissemination at city expense and that the site is not used for purposes inconsistent with serving the public interest.
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Applications: Automotive, electronic, medical, micro-molding, general purpose.