proper function

proper function

[′präp·ər ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
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I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
Vanstone's daughters, after her proper functions as governess had necessarily come to an end.
In their case the mesmeritic trance may be said to be ever in existence, while in the performance of their proper functions.
Remove the barrel, enlarge the orifice holes a thousandths in each with hand held twist drills, reinstall the barrel, test fire, and repeat until proper function is secured.
The function of a desire is to help cause its own fulfillment, the content of a desire is the state of affairs that comes about when the desire performs its proper function (the bee dance explains how the mapping relation works for desires), whereas the proper function of a desire is to bring about a particular state of affairs.
If they are actively soliciting local governments or the state government to increase benefits then that is not a proper function of CalPERS,'' Coupal said.
It is judicial activism that turned the Commerce Clause into the monster it is today, and judicial restraint, restrained by the language and intent of the Constitution, that would return that clause to its proper function.
The Masonic symbols should be removed so that the figure of Justice can serve its proper function, which is to be a reminder of what is best in our justice system.
Depending on the environment and carry method, duty firearms often become exposed to harsh conditions, such as water from rain, snow, perspiration, and other sources; dirt and sand; or numerous other hazards that can deteriorate handguns and affect proper function.
Less than four decades later, in 1974, the building was completely out of date, because television demanded much more studio space than radio, and broadcasting had to move to new premises in the suburbs, leaving the usine a sons without a proper function.
This book is the third volume in his trilogy on warrant, which is that elusive x that turns true belief into knowledge (discussed in Warrant: The Current Debate) and which is bound up with the proper function of our cognitive processes and faculties according to a design plan (discussed in Warrant and Proper Function).
Vishinksy makes a new statement about atomic energy, it is the proper function of the spot news reporter to get out the facts of his comment quickly and accurately.