manifest function


noun Sociology.

any function of an institution or other social phenomenon that is planned and intentional.

Nearby words

  1. manicurist,
  2. manifer,
  3. manifest,
  4. manifest content,
  5. manifest destiny,
  6. manifest hyperopia,
  7. manifestant,
  8. manifestation,
  9. manifestative,
  10. manifesting heterozygote


Origin of manifest function

First recorded in 1945–50

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