# functionalism

## Definitions

• The Function of Accommodation
• WordNet 3.6
• n functionalism any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose
• n functionalism a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
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## Quotations

• Source Unknown
“The mind like a parachute functions only when open.”
• David Brinkley
“The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.”
• Dylan Thomas
“The function of posterity is to look after itself.”
• William S. Burroughs
“A functioning police state needs no police.”
• Søren Kierkegaard
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
• Stephen R. Covey
“Priority is a function of context.”

## Usage

### In literature:

Though its functions will remain essentially the same in nature, they will have a broader sweep and a greater power.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
To prepare us for complete living is the function which education is to discharge.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Joe could guess his function, of course.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The Special Functions of the Religious Imagination 101 Sect.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
On October 30, 1849, when nearly eight years old, the Prince of Wales performed his first public function.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
The theory that it is the function of pain to elevate and to discipline is simply not true.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
When complete, as in your case, the vital functions are absolutely suspended, and there is no waste of the tissues.
"Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy
We will light one or two, and set them at work in the performance of their proper function.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
General introductions are not made at a dinner or at any function.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
At these functions Marjorie found herself a welcome guest.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Auto-infection impairs the functions of every organ in the body, by clogging the pores with poisons and filth.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
There was no question, with these, of any limit or cessation of function.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
There is, in this world, no function more important than that of being charming.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
These have various functions in the nourishment of the body.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
This function is exhibited as power to control in greater or less measure the pure reflexes enacted by the system.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
At the present time the tendency is to ascribe purely mechanical functions to the heart.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
About the functions of the spleen, gentlemen, we know nothing.
"The Government of England (Vol. I)" by A. Lawrence Lowell
It is the function of conscience to discover to men the moral law of God.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
In the store of value function we find one of the earliest and most significant functions of money.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The two pistols functioned normally.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright
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### In poetry:

Where, loosed from trammels, one may still
Complete the functions fettered here;
Heart unsuborned, unbiassed will,
And intellect sincere.
"Free" by Alfred Austin
Is it to feel our strength -
Not our bloom only, but our strength -decay?
Is it to feel each limb
Grow stiffer, every function less exact,
Each nerve more weakly strung?
"Growing Old" by Matthew Arnold
Through house and garden thus in state
We strutted early, strutted late,
Repeating with all proper unction,
Incessantly each holy function.
The best was wanting to the game;
"Playing At Priests" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Deep, he makes the stone of light,—
A heritage from reign to reign,
Of purest sparkle on the functional brow.
Life hangs upon his sight.
O Sun that Adam saw, I see thee now!
"Song The Tenth" by Thomas Aird
—We too back to the world shall never pass
Through the shattered door, a dumb shade-harried crowd
Being all infinite, function depth and mass
Without figure, a mathematical shroud
"Last Days Of Alice" by Allen Tate
"And should they do so and the coffin uncover,
The corpse underneath it would be no ill sight;
This frame, when its animal functions are over,
Has nothing of horror the living to fright.
"Nurse Green" by Charles Lamb

### In news:

Babies lungs do not function the same way in the womb as they do outside of the womb.
"It's very functional," Wentworth said.
AA Amer­i­can Bail Bonds, new occu­pants as of Octo­ber in the Uptowne build­ing at 120 Hard­ing Way East, got a PT Cruiser wrapped this week to func­tion as a mov­ing billboard.
Revised functions of the key glycolytic regulator PKM2 in cancer p309.
Mondi is introducing an innovative product portfolio of silicone-coated release liners for the label industry and a wide range of newly developed functional coatings.
There are many aspects of human physical and psychological functioning to which most people are completely oblivious.
This fascination with gossip and misdeeds, of course, is also a function of a society that has become accustomed to watching people routinely spill their guts on television talk shows.
The R&B diva was photographed exiting the function reportedly drunk and bloodied WTF.
His science book, about the way hearing shapes the "evolution, development, and day-to-day function of the mind," can be genuinely poetic.
A senior citizen recovering from a stroke makes strides to improve his speech and motor functions.
As long as I can remember, I have chosen stamps for beauty over function.
Lipka is getting press for making functional TV antennas out of wire hangers and what appear to be picket-fence slats.
Consequently, different gages exist to serve these different functional requirements.
To succeed structurally, a foundation must perform several functions at once.
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### In science:

This action is a functional of conﬁguration space, namely a number which is a function of functions, constructed out of the time dependent functions qn (t) characterising any tra jectory of the system in its conﬁguration space.
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
Contributions of the strong dissipative events, as deﬁned in the text, to the eighth-order structure function (a), the second-order structure function (b) and the third-order structure function (c) as a function of the threshold q for various separations r.
On an alternative explanation of anomalous scaling and how well-defined is the concept of inertial range
In networks with K = 1, there are 4 possible update functions, two of which are constant functions, the other two being the “copy” function and the “invert” function.
Perturbation propagation in random and evolved Boolean networks
T- and Q-functions on the inﬁnite genus Riemann surface would make it possible to combine the T- and Q-functions of the problem into a new set of functions which have appropriate analytic properties in u to serve as unknown functions of a desired NLIE governing the spectrum of anomalous dimensions in planar N = 4 SYM.
In what follows, for a t.v.s. W , let L(W ), Lc(W ), A(W ), and Ac(W ) denote, respectively, the sets of linear functionals on W , of continuous linear functionals on W , of aﬃne functionals on W , and of continuous aﬃne functionals on W .
Optimal Observables for Minimum-Error State Discrimination in General Probabilistic Theories
Not only does it support higher-order functions (functions that take functions as arguments) but it also introduced the new concept of a Foreign Function Interface : a way for a program written in Lisp to call functions written in another programming language.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
We show that every continuous ω -function deﬁnable by some WFA can be deﬁned by an average preserving WFA and then characterize minimal average preserving WFA whose ω -function or ω -function and real function are continuous.
On Continuous Weighted Finite Automata
The main results are to prove that these generating functions are in fact speciﬁc rational functions of a distinguished irrational (algebraic) function, z0 (t), of the generating function parameter, t.
Caustics, counting maps and semi-classical asymptotics
First, they are all abelian functions of the single variable z0 . (An abelian function is a function that can be represented as an iterated path integral of a rational function.
Caustics, counting maps and semi-classical asymptotics
So, each simple game is a monotone Boolean function and except for the all-zero function and the all-one function all monotone Boolean functions are simple games.
On Dedekind's problem for complete simple games
Notice a function f ∈ I (P ) is invertible if and only if f (x, x) is nonzero for all x ∈ P , since then we have a corresponding matrix of full rank. A natural function to consider that satisﬁes this property is the incidence function ζP , the characteristic function of the relation ≤P .
The M\"obius Number of the Socle of any Group
The deﬁnition 3.1 is more general than the deﬁnition 2.2; since, in (N ∗4) instead of maximum function we have used more generalized function, conorm function and in the condition (N ∗5) it is used that N ∗ (x, ·) is non-increasing function of t(∈ R), which is redundant and later on it will be deduced.
Fuzzy Anti-norm and Fuzzy $\alpha$-anti-convergence
In case (2,2,2,2) the quotient by the action of Z2 can be realized by the Weierstrass ℘-function, and thus f is the rational function that expresses the ℘-function of a lattice and in terms of the ℘-function of its sublattice.
Around rational functions invertible in radicals
We used the iRRAM package to implement a prototype for the proposed algorithm, whose core structure uses dynamically constructed functions of types FUNCTION > (for sequences of real vectors) and FUNCTION > (for vector-valued functions on the real numbers).
Making big steps in trajectories
In addition to that, some open source implementations are available for functional programming in Java like FunctionalJ, Functional Java, JFun etc. In the next release of Java, which is JDK7, Lambda expression will be introduced with more functional programming concepts like closure, higher order function etc. .
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
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