functional constraint

functional constraint

[′fəŋk·shən·əl kən′strānt]
(mathematics)
A mathematical equation which must be satisfied by the independent parameters in an optimization problem, representing some physical principle which governs the relationship among these parameters.
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The support, while acting as a visual and functional constraint, is not a harmful one.
The latter, for example, are designed to be folded and put away, a purely functional constraint for size and shape so that they can be hidden within the home.
Each functional constraint is applied, and all functional results are then reconciled simultaneously to develop an integrated execution plan that best supports the unconstrained requirement while minimizing the risk of producing excess assets.
corymbosa maintains an apparently functional rbcL gene, with statistical analysis suggesting that the open reading frame (ORF) is being retained because of functional constraint rather than chance.
This consultation concerns the creation of a CPI (center first responders) in the town of Hersin-Coupigny replace the existing center unresponsive to functional constraints and intervention techniques volunteer firefighters.
To implement an independent platform in combination with a tight timeline, it was crucial that the EBA find a provider capable of satisfying our technical and functional constraints.
While National Western Life has been processing electronic applications for several years, the carrier wanted a solution that could better respond to its business needs rather than continuing within the functional constraints and inflexibility of the current e-Application solution.
The size limit of vertebrates, or creatures with backbones, is of considerable interest to biologists because little is understood about the functional constraints that come with extreme body size, whether large or small," Austin said.
They discuss landform and the language of its design, environmental and functional constraints, contour lines, interpolation and slope formulas, the relationship between design and engineering, storm water management, soil erosion, the design and sizing of management systems, and methods for site dimensioning and layout.
The objective of this work is to determine the necessary geometric functional constraints (GFC) in the outer race of a bearing with angular contact to fulfil the functional requirement of vibrations absence.
Topics include the decline of "after" and "forth" in verb phrases, the English subjunctive, processes of neologisation and the decline of borrowing in newer English wartime vocabularies, functions of the superlative in nineteenth-century English, prenominal and full nominal subjects in expanding constructions, irregular verbs in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, functional constraints in the evolution of the English complementation system, recent evolution of British and American scientific English, phasal verbs in late Middle and Early Modern English, abbreviation as an index of politeness in eighteenth-century letters, reporting in the letters of Hester Piozzi and progressives in the letters of Elizabeth Montagu.
The software applied value engineering metrics to focus the team on key areas of high-cost, problematic component behavior, technical contradictions, and functional constraints.

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