principal function

principal function

[′prin·sə·pəl ′fəŋk·shən]
(mechanics)
The integral of the Lagrangian of a system over time; it is involved in the statement of Hamilton's principle.
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The principal function of this retainer was to quarrel with the cook; in which respect he was a perfect Whittington, without his cat, or the remotest chance of being made Lord Mayor.
For Count Vogelstein was official, as I think you would have seen from the straightness of his back, the lustre of his light elegant spectacles, and something discreet and diplomatic in the curve of his moustache, which looked as if it might well contribute to the principal function, as cynics say, of the lips--the active concealment of thought.
The two-year-old classification in particular is unveiled with only marginally less ceremony than the arrival of the first born, even though its principal function is as an early guide to the market for the Triumph Hurdle 14 months later.
2676, the principal function of the oversight board would be to oversee the Internal Revenue Service in the administration, management, conduct, direction, and supervision of the execution and application of the internal revenue laws, related statutes, and tax conventions to which the United States is a party.
Under the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the JBC is mandated to have the principal function of nominating appointments to the judiciary and the Office of the Ombudsman.
Mary Haslam and her colleagues did make some difference in the lives of the poor, but the principal function of poor law administration in this study is as a pathway to involvement in local politics and the feminist movement.
The principal function of the funding package is to release working capital to enable their international growth strategy.
ACCA would like to see coherent proposals on the process of risk identification and management which, it insists, is a principal function of boards of directors.
The principal function of the oversight board should be to oversee the Internal Revenue Service in the administration, management, conduct, direction, and supervision of the execution and application of the internal revenue laws, related statutes, and tax conventions to which the United States is a party.
The new law affects all employers of security guards - anyone employing a person whose principal function is "protection of individuals and/or property from harm, theft or other unlawful activity." Requirements include, among many items, comprehensive general liability insurance, specialized guard training, and certification that the employer has verified the information in all employment applications.
It is also expected that at the launch, to be held at Heads of State and Government level, The Assembly will decide on the location of the Secretariat of the AfCFTA which will have the principal function of implementing the agreement.
FUNCTION The principal function of haemoglobin is to combine with and transport oxygen from the lungs and deliver it to all body tissues, where it's required for the chemical reactions of living cells.

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