natural function

natural function

[′nach·rəl ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
A trigonometric function, as opposed to its logarithm.
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They are birds of the sea, whose swimming is like flying, and resembles more a natural function than the handling of man-invented appliances.
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.
Child-bearing was a natural function. People probably made far too much fuss about it.
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 rudimental method of this service lies in connecting the biotin (other names: vitamin B7) to a protein, nucleic acid or other molecules, which takes advantage of the biotin's character that it is too small in size to scramble the natural function of molecules.
ATTENTION is a natural function of our brains that helps to keep us safe.
"There are museums that have a lot of collection that is not being exhibited, and so the natural function of allowing more people to have access to works of art, instead of being in a basement," said the Minister of Culture, Graa Fonseca , in Chaves.
"Our deliberate focus on Contract, a natural function of our STEM specialism, and the continued strength of our performance across key regions and sectors in our well diversified portfolio, provides resilience in today's more uncertain market conditions, whilst also delivering strong growth over the medium term," Dorman continued.
Government provides highways, bridges, clean water and other infrastructure because that is a natural function of the state, to provide a service not readily offered by the private sector, particularly when that service accrues to the economic benefit of all citizens.
We do realise that shopping is a natural function to the fairer sex like breathing and washing up, and the more strenuous pursuits are best left to the strong silent types, your other half, us, and that is why when armed with a shopping list however detailed, we will inevitably return with something that resembles what you wanted but isn't.