Expansion of Functions

Expansion of Functions

 

a principle of the functional evolution of organs according to which an organ acquires functions that it did not possess previously. For example, in bivalve mollusks the gill cavity also became a brood pouch, and the ventral fins of Elasmobranchii also became organs of copulation. The principle of expansion of functions explains the increase in organs’ multiplicity of function as the structure of organisms became differentiated in the course of evolution.

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In addition, the new multi-RFID reader/writer is configured to allow easy expansion of functions through the additional installation of new network software, thereby making it unnecessary to replace the reader/writer when new protocol RFID tags are introduced on the market.
JR East said it expects the expansion of functions to help increase the number of users.
To this end, 4gov will enable the City to deliver real results now and allow for easy expansion of functions, devices and technology in the future.
Due to new requirements and the resulting need for adaptation and expansion of functions in the Summit / Misys application requires KfW support performance by external consultants.
Monitor answers SSR must therefore be prepared for future expansion of functions on-line automatic monitoring.