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1. pertaining to or fulfilling a function.
2. affecting the function but not the structure.
functional disease (functional disorder) a disease or disorder of physiological function having no known organic basis. Although not strictly correct, the term is often used in psychiatry for disorders that are psychogenic and in other branches of medicine to refer to any that are idiopathic.
functional method a type of nursing care delivery system; see nursing practice.
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Following the lines of our previous work [6-10], the computational studies were performed with the Gaussian 09 [34] series of programs with density functional methods as implemented in the computational package.
The common Lyapunov functional method, the multiple Lyapunov functional method and the average dwell time approach are the three well known techniques for dealing with switched systems [14-16].
Zhu, "Electronic structure and optical properties of [Ag.sub.3]P[O.sub.4] photocatalyst calculated by hybrid density functional method," Applied Physics Letters, vol.
It is noted that based on the time-dependent Lyapunov functional method, three ([t.sub.k], [t.sub.k+1])-dependent terms [V.sub.4](t), [V.sub.5](t), and [V.sub.6](t) are introduced in the Lyapunov functional, which make good use of the available information about the actual sampling pattern.
By contrast, courts that employ the "functional method" divide a statute if regardless of the statute's text, it is possible to violate the statute in a way that amounts to a "violent felony" and in a way that does not amount to a "violent felony." This Note contends that the text-based "formal method" is more consistent with the Supreme Court's Armed Career Criminal Act jurisprudence, the Sixth Amendment, and the rule of lenity.
The design emphasizes a functional method of accessing information based on user, device and content metrics.
Another option is to build an above-ground garden in wood frames, such as the popular and functional method of square foot gardening.
However, with a resume that utilizes the functional method, an older internship may appear before a more recent internship to highlight work experience that might better align with the job being sought.
Peerless Industries offers a safe, secure, and functional method to maximize the use of a projector with the PRS-UNV mount (shown).
A safe, secure and functional method to maximize the use of a projector is offered by this mount.
Rapid methods to detect and differentiate active BoNTs, such as the rapid, mass spectrometry-based, functional method, are promising candidates to substitute for animal testing in the near future (4).
This romantic, yet functional method of brewing utilizes infusion to maximize extraction of the flavor from the grounds.

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