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function (Also functioned, functioning, functions) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to function

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valve

  • noun a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • noun device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

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inverse_function

  • noun a function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x

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vitamer

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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khalif

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; kaliph; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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counsellorship

  • noun the position of counselor
    counselorship.

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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administrative_official

  • noun an official of a bureaucracy
    bureaucrat.

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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partial_derivative

  • noun the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
    partial.

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undersecretary

  • noun a secretary immediately subordinate to the head of a department of government

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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payoff

  • noun the final payment of a debt
    final payment.
  • noun payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
    bribe.

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regularize

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb make regular or more regular
    regularise.
    • regularize the heart beat with a pace maker

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noiselet

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isometric

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric line.
  • adjective related by an isometry

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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calculate

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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opener

  • noun the first event in a series
    • she played Chopin for her opener
    • the season's opener was a game against the Yankees
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    undoer; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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raison_d'etre

  • noun reason for being
  • noun the purpose that justifies a thing's existence

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rabbinate

  • noun rabbis collectively
  • noun the office or function of a rabbi

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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raillery

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; backchat.

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intracule

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vicereine

  • noun wife of a viceroy
  • noun governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
    viceroy.

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quantic

  • noun a homogeneous polynomial having at least two variables

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clock_up

  • verb record a distance travelled; on planes and cars
    log up.

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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railroad_engineer

  • noun the operator of a railway locomotive
    locomotive engineer; engine driver; engineer.

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mouth-to-mouth_resuscitation

  • noun an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
    CPR; kiss of life; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; cardiac resuscitation.

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govern

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    • His belief in God governs his conduct

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federal_agent

  • noun any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
    agent.

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fractal

  • noun (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry

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adaptive

  • adjective having a capacity for adaptation
    adaptative.
    • the adaptive coloring of a chameleon

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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ring_up

  • verb to perform and record a sale on a cash register
    • Sally rang up Eve's purchase of tomatoes

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induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

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surgical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
    • surgical instruments
    • surgical intervention
  • adjective relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
    operative.
    • a surgical appendix
    • a surgical procedure
    • operative dentistry

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commute

  • noun a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
    • there is standing room only on the high-speed commute
  • verb exchange positions without a change in value
    transpose.
    • These operators commute with each other

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delegate

  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute.

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whist

  • noun a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six
    long whist; short whist.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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thyroprival

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aeronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    astronautics.

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charter

  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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notwork

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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make_up_one's_mind

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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managing_director

  • noun someone who controls resources and expenditures
    director; manager.

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conk_out

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; go bad; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    run out; peter out; poop out; run down.
    • At the end of the march, I pooped out

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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formularise

  • verb express as a formula
    formularize.

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bat_mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    bas mitzvah; bath mitzvah.
  • verb confirm in the bat mitzvah ceremony, of girls in the Jewish faith

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scrutinize

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; take stock; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
    audit; inspect; scrutinise.
    • audit accounts and tax returns

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field_marshal

  • noun an officer holding the highest rank in the army

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exoenzyme

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subordinate

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    underling; foot soldier; subsidiary.
  • noun a word that is more specific than a given word
    hyponym; subordinate word.

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ransack

  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
  • verb search thoroughly
    comb.
    • They combed the area for the missing child

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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christ

  • noun any expected deliverer
    messiah.
  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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trial_lawyer

  • noun a lawyer who specializes in defending clients before a court of law
    trial attorney.

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nonfunctioning

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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indefinite_integral

  • noun the set of functions F(x) + C, where C is any real number, such that F(x) is the integral of f(x)

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numeral

  • noun a symbol used to represent a number
    number.
    • he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
  • adjective of or relating to or denoting numbers
    numerical; numeric.
    • a numeral adjective

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minister_plenipotentiary

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
    envoy extraordinary; envoy.

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housewarming

  • noun a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home

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jilt

  • noun a woman who jilts a lover
  • verb cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly
    • jilt a lover or a bride

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quest_for

  • verb go in search of or hunt for
    pursue; go after; quest after.
    • pursue a hobby

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scientific_discipline

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    science.
    • the science of genetics

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invalidation

  • noun (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
    annulment.

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here

  • noun the present location; this place
    • where do we go from here?
  • noun queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
    Hera.

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phone_company

  • noun a public utility that provides telephone service
    telco; telephone company; phone service; telephone service.

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nanny

  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nurse; nursemaid.
  • noun female goat
    she-goat; nanny-goat.

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diagnostic

  • adjective concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis
    • a diagnostic reading test
  • adjective satellite characteristic or indicative of a disease
    symptomatic.
    • a diagnostic sign of yellow fever
    • a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever
    • symptomatic of insanity
    • a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown

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interne

  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    houseman; intern; medical intern.

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celebration

  • noun a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
    jubilation.
  • noun any joyous diversion
    festivity.

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otology

  • noun the branch of medicine concerned with the ear

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divergency

  • noun an infinite series that has no limit
    divergence.
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