critical function

critical function

[′krid·ə·kəl ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
A function satisfying the Euler equations in the calculus of variations.
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"We have an experienced team already focused on the CFO Function and adding Richard allows us to not only recruit CFO's but help them be more successful by attracting the right talent in this critical function."
Built in 1980, Salmon River hatchery specializes in raising steelhead, chinook and coho salmon, and brown trout, and has served a critical function in the revival of the Great Lakes fishery.
"Don has become instrumental in developing our overall sourcing strategies and is elevating this critical function to meet ever increasing demands for continuous reductions in costs and supply chain risks," said Dr.
"It's becoming clear that VEGF has a critical function in maintaining the health of the retina, and we need to preserve that critical function when we treat VEGF-related conditions," said professor Martin Friedlander (pictured), from The Scripps Research Institute in California, USA.
The team identified an unexpected critical function of p53 in activating necrosis, an irreversible form of tissue death, triggered during oxidative stress and ischemia.
The rebound block and spring has another critical function other than resetting the trigger for the next shot.
Given the critical function of HVAC systems in industrial, commercial and high-rise residential buildings, it is best practice to regularly inspect, maintain and explore refurbishment and renovation measures.
A critical function analysis is required to determine if redundancy, fault tolerance, very-high-reliability parts, or ready spares, etc., are needed and are appropriate for the design, or at least for the most critical functions the system performs.
Table 1 shows one sample section of the balance sheet for a company that contains the results for the Performance Management Critical Function. In the Level column, anything below a B needs serious fixing.
The legislation will create a new European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) to detect risks to the financial system as a whole with a critical function to issue early risk warnings to be rapidly acted on.
Metacognition serves as a critical function of the learning process.
While small in size, these poppets perform a critical function in maintaining a strong sealing surface in low pressure natural gas applications.

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