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. It is only while crowded into bales, or thrust into drawers for the vulgar purposes of trade, that this instinct is dormant, a beneficent nature scorning to exercise her benevolence for any but legitimate objects.
Fat is the most concentrated source of energy for dogs, and they require specific essential fatty acids (EFAs) which support the proper function of a dog's immune system and a healthy coat.
Disbelieving that the God in the economy of salvation may not have been the God without us undermines the proper function of the doctrine of the immanent Trinity, claims Molnar.
Ultimately, measurement quality depends on the proper function of instrumentation in combination with appropriate methods.
What is exactly a "proper function" and how can it be identified?
You have to install the cut down on the receiver and test fire the gun to check proper function. Usually, misaligned gas orifices restrict the amount of propellant gas and cause short cycling.
AGEs are formed when a sugar molecule attaches to DNA or other proteins, and prevents their proper function. Accumulation of AGEs plays a key role in aging and some age-related chronic human diseases.
A "Panther" from the Chaika air base of the Bulgarian Navy brought in blood products to ensure the proper function of the hospitals in Dobrich and Silistra, the Defense Ministry press service announced Friday.
The content of a belief is some part of the normal conditions for the performance of its proper function. The relevant mapping rule explains the evolutionary success of the representational system.
Is it not time this ridiculous toll was removed, thereby allowing this huge and under-utilised road to perform its proper function and not just be virtually a private road for the wealthy and privileged?