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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019