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alternative term

has_function

definition

a relation between an independent continuant (the bearer) and a function, in which the function specifically depends on the bearer for its existence

editor note

A bearer can have many functions, and its functions can exist for different periods of time, but none of its functions can exist when the bearer does not exist. A function need not be realized at all the times that the function exists.

example of usage

this enzyme has function this catalysis function (more colloquially: this enzyme has this catalysis function)

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