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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FUNCTIONED

Barring the Nietzschean who had functioned in his absence, none had expected him.

His brain had functioned swiftly, his motions been timed exactly.

Each tiniest mechanism of the Latecomer had functioned perfectly.

Charley was tired, but he still lived and functioned after his curious fashion.

And yet they really existed, they functioned by themselves, they were conscious, they had minds.

In both these beings there was something which functioned as pure love.

Gower functioned in the salmon trade, in timber, in politics.

The defenders had functioned like a single organism, forming a new semicircular line.

However, these functioned more as working platforms than supports for the earth.

Also, we recognize no utilitarian role in which these curious objects could have functioned.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "proper work or purpose," from Middle French fonction (16c.) and directly from Latin functionem (nominative functio) "performance, execution," noun of action from functus, past participle of fungi "perform, execute, discharge," from PIE root *bheug- (2) "to use, enjoy" (see brook (v.)). Use in mathematics probably begun by Leibnitz (1692).

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