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work

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act

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the proper activity of a person or thing

a large or important social gathering

to react in a specified way

to perform a function effectively

to perform the duties of another

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(mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

what something is used for

the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

a relation such that one thing is dependent on another

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a formal or official social gathering or ceremony

perform as expected when applied

serve a purpose, role, or function

perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function

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References in classic literature ?
In considering transitions of organs, it is so important to bear in mind the probability of conversion from one function to another, that I will give one more instance.
In all these cases of two very distinct species furnished with apparently the same anomalous organ, it should be observed that, although the general appearance and function of the organ may be the same, yet some fundamental difference can generally be detected.
In the cases in which we know of no intermediate or transitional states, we should be very cautious in concluding that none could have existed, for the homologies of many organs and their intermediate states show that wonderful metamorphoses in function are at least possible.
The Dance of Barsoom bears a relation similar to the more formal dancing functions of Mars that The Grand March does to ours, though it is infinitely more intricate and more beautiful.
In another half hour her hair was dried and built into the strange, but becoming, coiffure of her station; her leathern trappings, encrusted with gold and jewels, had been adjusted to her figure and she was ready to mingle with the guests that had been bidden to the midday function at the palace of The Warlord.
"A command over our passions, and over the external senses of the body, and good acts, are declared by the Ved to be indispensable in the mind's approximation to God." Yet the spirit can for the time pervade and control every member and function of the body, and transmute what in form is the grossest sensuality into purity and devotion.
"Undeniably," he says, "'thoughts' do exist." "I mean only to deny that the word stands for an entity, but to insist most emphatically that it does stand for a function. There is, I mean, no aboriginal stuff or quality of being, contrasted with that of which material objects are made, out of which our thoughts of them are made; but there is a function in experience which thoughts perform, and for the performance of which this quality of being is invoked.
He illustrates his meaning by the analogy of paint as it appears in a paint-shop and as it appears in a picture: in the one case it is just "saleable matter," while in the other it "performs a spiritual function. Just so, I maintain (he continues), does a given undivided portion of experience, taken in one context of associates, play the part of a knower, of a state of mind, of
Scandalous names, and reflections cast on any body of men, must be always unjustifiable; but especially so, when thrown on so sacred a function; for to abuse the body is to abuse the function itself; and I leave to you to judge how inconsistent such behaviour is in men who are going to fight in defence of the Protestant religion."
In the case of oratory, this is the function of the Political art and of the art of rhetoric: and so indeed the older poets make their characters speak the language of civic life; the poets of our time, the language of the rhetoricians.
Of course, yacht racing is an organized pastime, a function of social idleness ministering to the vanity of certain wealthy inhabitants of these isles nearly as much as to their inborn love of the sea.
It was, of course, a purely social function. The Stricklands "owed" dinners to a number of persons, whom they took no interest in, and so had asked them; these persons had accepted.
It was a pleasant evening indeed, and we voted that as a social function on Endeavour Island it had not yet been eclipsed.
the purpose of the contracting authority is to operate a single integrated system operating in a single system and the related service background, Which makes it suitable for certain functions of the integrated system, To store data in a single database, To automatically record it in the organizational unit and to ensure that certain functions of the integrated system are performed in such a way that, In the event that a member of the competent unit needs such data, He or she will be available to carry out his or her work.
RAWALPINDI -- PPP Rawalpindi chapter failed to bring together old party workers and leaders to celebrate the 90th birth anniversary of PPP founding father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as both held separate functions on Friday.