natural function

natural function

[′nach·rəl ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
A trigonometric function, as opposed to its logarithm.
References in classic literature ?
Time and again the now useless stub of its giant sting struck futilely against my body, but the blows alone were almost as effective as the kick of a horse; so that when I say futilely, I refer only to the natural function of the disabled member--eventually the thing would have hammered me to a pulp.
Every natural function can be dignified by deliberation and privacy.
And though it is plain they could not do without eating and performing all the other natural functions, because, in fact, they were men like ourselves, it is plain too that, wandering as they did the most part of their lives through woods and wilds and without a cook, their most usual fare would be rustic viands such as those thou now offer me; so that, friend Sancho, let not that distress thee which pleases me, and do not seek to make a new world or pervert knight-errantry.
I am a man who has ever since boyhood believed in Nature and in all natural functions and instincts, whether men called them moral or immoral.
The awards attracted over 150 entries from 22 countries in sixteen different categories - ranging from natural function, energy, alertness, beauty, packaging and ingredients.
Through application of pressure on these reflex zones, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
A natural function of the file system, fragmentation causes files to be split into thousands or even tens of thousands of pieces in order to better utilize disk space.
They theorize that "misfolding" of each protein changes its shape and natural function, and contributes profoundly to the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Focusing on restoration of the natural function of the spine, AxioMed([R]) will enhance patient care through research, innovation, development and service world-wide.
The new product line, using the industry's leading nanotechnology, has a series of new and unique characteristics, the most important being the natural function of moisturizing.
Using a patented silicone-urethane copolymer under exclusive license from DSM Biomedical, AxioMed's lumbar disc is designed to replicate the natural function of a human disc.
Recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease the findings may lead to a new approach in treating Alzheimer's disease by enhancing the natural function of the immune system using curcumin, known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.