Synonyms for functioning

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It permeates them all, and renders possible all life activity and functioning.

Yet the core, or the vital, functioning part of a concept is its meaning.

Of the five senses, four have their functioning in the face-region.

He dwelt precisely and at length upon the functioning of everything he had seen.

Little areas of brightness, of functioning; then dimness, then the deep.

Consequently, the functioning of the Greek language changed as well.

Assumptions are a component of the functioning of sign systems.

Emergency lights were functioning, and were all the lights there were.

The functioning of his senses and his muscles engrosses him.

He warmed the dice to a functioning temperature in the palm of his right hand.

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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hitting

adjectivefiring smoothly; said of an internal combustion engine
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