In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of tool, machine, organ)función feminineto carry out/perform a function — cumplir/desempeñar una función
- What the dogs do is a natural function but where they do it is chosen by humans.
- One of the great things about getting older is that you become less embarrassed about your body and its natural functions.
- According to Dr. Jose, the opening up of micro-vascular channels enhances the natural physiological functions.
- These priorities will be driven by the needs of the organization, which are a function of the business purposes and current problems.
- Grammar is just a natural function of children's brains, and they apply it to whatever they find.
- There was a presentation which looked at what a Parish Pastoral Council is, its role, functions and activities.
- This is because, the article argues, they are a similar frequency to the type of electrical activity natural to cellular functions and so may cause interference.
- Four important bodily functions are provided by the muscles of our bodies.
- In both cases, the ultimate goal is to understand how suites of traits and trade-offs between competing functions respond to natural selection.
- But it does play on social mores and our embarrassment about natural bodily functions, albeit in a crude way.
- One plus of physical stores, says Sinnreich, is that they perform educational and informational functions in ways a Web site can't duplicate.
- New Forestry aimed to mimic natural forest functions while providing for conventional timber objectives.
- Today the centre is in full use with sporting activities, meetings, courses, functions and other activities such as the very successful play group.
- The law regulates the establishment, scope, functions and the activity of the Commission on Financial Supervision.
- In nearly all cases, the best that can be hoped for is an alternative to natural functions which is almost as good as the real thing.
- This bill sets out in minute detail the functions and purposes of this new entity in a way that I have never seen before.
- Apparently they have very important natural functions in the brain but, like everything else, can go awry sometimes - a bit like cells going wrong and turning into cancer.
- When a breast can't perform its natural functions, many women find it difficult to accept it as part of their body.
- But its increased economic insularity is more likely to be a natural function of its financial predicament.
- It is on a pivotal city centre site and we do not see the two other city centre post offices performing the function.
1.2(role, duty)función feminineit's not part of my function to do that — eso no está dentro de mis funciones
- that seems to be my function in life — esa parece ser mi misión en la vida
- it's his only useful function — es para lo único que sirve
2feminine recepciónfeminine reunión socialfeminine funciónmasculine actofeminine ceremonia
- Some consider that it is connected with ‘high society’ and formal social functions.
- Apart from the blacksmith shop he also became the owner of a large assembly hall, which was used for meetings, parties and other community functions of a social nature.
- This groundswell of patriotism has been nurtured and strengthened by political functions and religious ceremonies in remembrance of the September attacks.
- Parties, functions, dinners and gatherings are most avoidable outings in his notebook.
- They drive a Rolls-Royce, live at Vaucluse, attend exclusive social functions and have been lunch guests of Governor-General Mike Jeffery.
- The crops of spring onions, lettuce and Chinese cabbage were given free to guests at a formal function to celebrate the event on Friday.
- He finds himself at various functions, meetings, ceremonies and openings, at a plethora of venues such as hospitals, colleges, sports centres and theatres.
- Ross, as club's co-founder and Chairman, manages the 40-strong warmwater branch, and the two sides come together for social events and other functions.
- If your family has formal festive functions, this one's for you.
- ‘Oh, he's the smart one,’ she'd say with admiration at dinner parties and social functions.
- Castlehill Catering has recently joined the Ballina Chamber of Commerce and specialises in Catering for private functions and social events.
- As we walked around to thank our supporters after the final whistle, I recognised many fans that we all knew so well through the many functions and events we attended together.
- It was traditionally worn by kings, queens and other great figures of state during ceremonial events and functions.
- He recorded his thanks and appreciation to the many organisations and individuals who invited him to attend their functions or events over the last 12 months.
- They attended on the mayor at civic functions and ceremonial occasions, and sometimes played in the street at night.
- My husband is a university professor, and we get many invitations to dinner parties, formal gatherings, and other social functions.
- And since Mathilde was again pregnant, she will not have been keen to have a full diary of cultural events and social functions.
- Besides, the members get together for occasional functions such as birthday parties and weddings.
- Mulchay notes that the outside area is popular with families during the summer and provides a comfortable environment for functions and social events.
- In addition to subsistence benefits from direct consumption and trading, whale hunting and its associated components fulfilled important ceremonial and social functions for the Makah.
3Mathematicsfunción feminineprofit is a function of sales — las ganancias están en función de las ventas
- He found expressions for the Bessel functions as integrals involving Legendre functions.
- To calculate the selection coefficients, the fitness function must be expressed as a polynomial.
- Since most functions defined by simple algebraic expressions are differentiable, on a sufficiently fine scale the points will appear to fall on a straight line.
- However, the coefficients are expressed as functions of water potential thus allowing the model to be applied under all conditions of temperature and water potential.
- Then of course the relevant integrals involve odd functions, and it results that the centroid lies on the y-axis.
- Spectral analysis decomposes a variable into underlying sine and cosine functions of particular wavelengths or cycles.
- There is only one way to represent any amount as the sum of pennies which is expressed as the generating function.
- A chapter follows covering algorithms for computing key elementary functions on integers.
- A function which expresses the relation between the coefficient of permeability and the effective stress is presented.
- Jacobi presented a paper concerning iterated functions to the Berlin Academy of Sciences in 1825.
- This work led him to the Dirichlet problem concerning harmonic functions with given boundary conditions.
- For example, the exponent b in the rate functions of the expressions in Eq. 5 was assigned a universal value.
- His work is almost exclusively on calculus, in particular differential equations and functions of a real variable.
- Solving the equations of the best response functions gives expressions for equilibrium outputs.
- His work was in number theory, in particular the zeta function.
- An icon is a graphic image that represents an available function on a computer's graphical user interface.
- Medical billing software with quick searching functions enables offices to quickly and effectively manage multiple databases worth of information.
- You can actually add a button with an exit function to the user interface.
- The package has an invitation function, calling available users to conference and giving them the option of accepting or not.
- Maybe this is not exactly up to the point, but one of the Google search functions is called ‘I am feeling lucky!’
- An undo function permits users to undo the most recent configuration.
- Take as an example a situation where you've created a keyboard hack for your arcade controls but still need to be able to operate your computer for non-gaming functions.
- Many pieces lay bare digital networks: various vertical and horizontal scrolling functions on the computer screen reveal the image structure.
- Each gesture performed on the touch pad corresponds to a control function.
- While you're able to see what each icon does, there is very little if any instructions about what these functions mean.
- On the right section of the taskbar are icons for general computer functions like speaker volume, clock and printer status.
- The Deskbar has the added advantage (for Google) that you end up using Google's search functions more than you even did previously.
- Method and apparatus for presenting new computer software functions to a user based upon actual usage
- Control and user interface functions, if needed for a particular application can also be functionally partitioned.
- Selection of functions lets image-processing software branch out.
- The capacity to spell and write grammatically correct sentences is abated by the availability of spell- and grammar-checking functions in word processing software.
1(operate)(machine/organ) funcionarthe tribunal functions through two sub-committees — el tribunal desempeña sus funciones a través de dos subcomisiones
- Her kidneys had stopped functioning and she must have put on 30 pounds of fluid.
- Fortunately for me, my poetry bone is not functioning at all just now, so there's no conflict.
- The room would be lit up and a fan also starts functioning once the cradle starts rocking.
- If Iraq was a deeply dysfunctional society, its sport was barely functioning.
- We are not truly functioning in the way God intended for us if we are not givers.
- Team efforts and long hours of work meant that the town was soon functioning normally.
- However, it keeps on functioning, regenerates itself, and discovers new limits.
- But even though her attacks could last up to three days, she could carry on functioning.
- If the Lord wants to keep you alive and functioning then he doesn't need any artificial help from mankind.
- Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing.
- My other alarm system is still functioning though, so don't think about breaking in burglars.
- Great news for people who have a hunger control switch that is functioning well in the brain.
- The only outstanding issue is related to the archive links not functioning.
- Of course, Egg's plans to break even depend on its Web site functioning and fully operational.
- It's hard enough to read that theatrical prose when my brain is functioning.
- Going there certainly made me understand better who we all are as people functioning in a society and a culture.
- Secondly, make sure the technology is functioning smoothly so that candidates are not put off.
- But the group has been using two old laptops one of which is not functioning properly.
- He said the system had functioned well in the past and did not serve any specific group.
- Her kidneys are working again, but we couldn't say they are functioning normally.
2(serve)to function as sth — hacer (las veces) de algo
- In former times local headmen functioned as war chiefs, but paramount chiefs over various local communities were absent.
- It is an installation, which means that the artwork functions as the whole room.
- The London Underground functioned as a series of bomb shelters during the Blitz of World War II.
- She accompanies the bride to her new home and functions as a companion, adviser and confidante.
- The tree was designed for a specific purpose, but it could no longer function as a tree.
- Although hydrogen peroxide functions as a disinfectant, it contains toxins harmful to the health.
- This executive branch of government never functions as accurate and honest mirrors of the president.
- This gadget not only controls the presence of employees but also functions as a security device.
- This joint thus functions as a tapas bar, but replaces typical tapas dishes with North African panache.
- All of this is to say that the new digital environment functions as, well, a web.
- There is an excellent listing of the large number of ways in which environmentalism functions as a religion here.
- Most recently I functioned as opponent in a PhD thesis at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris
- A permanent body that functions as an external examination institute is still only wishful thinking.
- American Jews found themselves notable in the history of the Jewish diaspora in that they never functioned as their nation's most stigmatized group.
- His odyssey functions as a satire of the war, the leaders, and the army.
- The more isolated the tasks are, the more you inhibit their ability to function as a team.
- It functions as a summerhouse and office with attached potting shed.
- Boniface was also prominent in Frankish church reform and functioned as representative of the pope to the Franks.
- What I didn't know then was that this form of prejudice functioned as a way to express the values I had grown up with.
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