But by now we all should have learned that Americans are deeply divided over whether to have a functioning welfare state at all.
The question now is whether people will enroll even if the website is functioning.
They should realize that safe, functioning markets can only exist within the context of an effective legal and regulatory system.
This floods it with traffic and keeps it from functioning effectively.
There is no running water, which means toilets are not functioning and passengers are unable to take showers or properly wash.
Fatigue, of course, may also be due to the absence of such means or to abnormal conditions originated by functioning itself.
Assumptions are a component of the functioning of sign systems.
The lungs, functioning there in another atmosphere, are different from our own.
Consequently, the functioning of the Greek language changed as well.
The subject is essentially a thing constituted by the doubt-inquiry process, and functioning within it.
1530s, "proper work or purpose," from Middle French fonction (16c.) and directly from Latin functionem (nominative functio) "performance, execution," noun of action from functus, past participle of fungi "perform, execute, discharge," from PIE root *bheug- (2) "to use, enjoy" (see brook (v.)). Use in mathematics probably begun by Leibnitz (1692).
1856, from function (n.). Related: Functioned; functioning.
function func·tion (fŭngk'shən)
The physiological property or the special action of an organ or a body part.
Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance, such as growth resulting from nutrition.
A mathematical variable so related to another that for each value assumed by one there is a value determined for the other.
A rule of correspondence between two sets such that there is a unique element in the second set assigned to each element in the first set.
The general properties of a substance, depending on its chemical character and relation to other substances, that provide the basis upon which it may be grouped as among acids or bases.
A particular reactive grouping in a molecule.
In mathematics, a quantity whose value is determined by the value of some other quantity. For example, “The yield of this field is a function of the amount of fertilizer applied” means that a given amount of fertilizer will yield an amount of whatever crop is growing.