form function

form function

[′fȯrm ‚fəŋk·shən]
(ordnance)
The mathematical expression for the relationship between the fraction of the propellant burned and the distance that each burning surface has regressed.

form function

(jargon)
The shape of something designed. This term is currently (Feb 1998) in vogue among marketroids.
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Designed to work with small form function connectors, these cables offer higher fiber strand counts in smaller diameter cables.
As O'Toole tells it, none of these software features comes in as handy as the Form function of the tablet itself.
New form functions with 'conditional areas' open up exciting new options in the definition of project reports.
The H-3 form functions as an "exception" to the foregoing analysis because it may be provided "for loans secured by one to four units of residential real property," according to IDS.
The treatment of this construction (NP and an -ing form) as two different constituents implies that the -ing form functions as a participle, that is the NP is the direct object of the main verb and the -ing form is an adjunct depictive of the NP; whereas the interpretation of this construction as a single unit would involve an -ing functioning as a gerund, the construction "NP+ -ing" as a unit functions as direct object of the main verb.