• The Function of Accommodation
    The Function of Accommodation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n functionality capable of serving a purpose well "software with greater functionality"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Researches have discovered that eating five or more apples a week is linked to better functioning of the lungs
    • n functionality The state of having or being a function.
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  • George Santayana
    “Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.”
  • Louis Henry Sullivan
    Louis Henry Sullivan
    “Form ever follows function.”
  • Constantin Brancusi
    Constantin Brancusi
    “The function of art is to make that understood which in the form of argument would be incomprehensible.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
    “The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.”
  • George Santayana
    “The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit.”


In literature:

They would give to both the same functions, impose on both the same duties, and grant to both the same rights.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
For the other function of the uterus, menstruation, cannot be said to be a necessary or a useful function.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Each of these sets of muscles has its function in tone-production.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Each function has its merits, and calls for its special qualities and sacrifices.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
Church, the, as a social institution; educational functions of; political functions of.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
The Eskimo cuts his own hair so as to fill that function.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
If for any reason either the husband or the wife cannot attend a function, the other also must decline.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
How does religion function in student life?
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
All the animal functions, in common with all the higher functions, have, as thus understood, their imperativeness.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
They saw each other for the first time at Mrs. Taylor's house at a function given in honor of a Right Honorable Nobody from Essex.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard

In poetry:

"It’s gittin’ torpid and dormant,
It don’t function like of old,
And even them pills he swallers
Don’t seem no more t’ catch hold;
"A Pastoral" by Ellis Parker Butler
A palace she might well have graced.
And led its functions like a queen;
Instead, her life has run to waste,
The wraith of what it might have been.
"Mesalliance" by John Lawson Stoddard
And Marshall in his ermine white as snow,
Wise, learned and profound Fame loves to draw,
His noble function on the Bench to show
That Reason is the Law.
"Arms And The Man - Heroes And Statesmen" by James Barron Hope
'I am a very Leper in the Earth.
Her functions cast me out; her golden wheels
That harmless roll about unconscious Babes
Do crush me. My place knoweth me no more.
"Crazed" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
"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
What the heart is! which, like carriers let fly—
Doff darkness, homing nature knows the rest—
To its own fine function, wild and self-instressed,
Falls light as ten years long taught how to and why.
"The Handsome Heart" by Gerard Manley Hopkins

In news:

Just look at a toddler's foot -- and the arch can function like a spring as it's designed to.
If your kitchen is tiny, you know how difficult it can be to keep it organized and functional.
Artel 's new models are compatible with DL4000 function modules and have dramatically lower price points.
But to get there, more must be understood about how objects assemble and function at this scale.
Denture stabilization with implants can make a dramatic difference in the lives of patients, providing benefits in function, aesthetics, and overall health.
The media server and the functionality will be previewed at next month's CEDIA Expo.
R³ Engineering Tests ADS-B Functionality on UAS.
They perform several useful functions, not the least of which is energy savings.
A functional, good-looking pair of bibs that will keep snow out.
My first thought is that this wheel-adorned-stick functions as a pseudo-training wheels for skateboards.
A noncanonical function model p457.
The mystery of their origin and function p460.
Crestron added new functionality to its line of CEN -RGBHV switchers with a 32x32 wideband matrix switcher for video, as well as one for audio.
Let-7 Function Conserved through Evolution.
10 million project to include operations, maintenance functions.

In science:

Thence many authors have investigated different kinds of non-additive set functions, as submeasures , t-norms and t-conorms , k -triangular set functions and null-additive set functions , fuzzy measures and integrals [12, 24] and many other types of set functions and their properties.
On vector-valued Dobrakov submeasures
Each Pi extends on ˜g to a function ˜Pi with values in C[λ, λ−1 ], each of these functions is an ad-invariant function of ˜g with values in C[λ, λ−1 ], so each coefficient at λ is an ad-invariant function on ˜g with value in C.
The integrability of the periodic Full Kostant-Toda on a simple Lie algebra
The provided functions for generating random states can be grouped into three categories: basic functions, functions for generating pure states and unitary matrices and functions for generating mixed states and channels.
Generating and using truly random quantum states in Mathematica
Z2 is said to be a Boolean function on n variables and the set of all such functions is denoted by Bn . A function from Zn 2 to Zq (q a positive integer) is said to be a generalized Boolean function on n variables .
Octal Bent Generalized Boolean Functions
In general, the probability distribution as a function of real random variables consists of three components - a step function, absolutely continuous differentiable function and a singular function.
Suppression of random noise by the separation of frequencies