Definitions

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  • n. Failure to function; inoperativeness.
  • n. Anything that is not a function.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ function

Examples

  • The state of nonfunction before these organs begin to function is not incompatible with life.

    ProWomanProLife » The libertarian position on abortion

  • Papers are published every month that reports on function/nonfunction of non-coding DNA.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • As I've been saying this entire thread, it does not matter that people are able to predict function/nonfunction.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • If someone making this claim could find obvious differences between human technology and biology (design nonisomorphisms?), this would allow them to predict nonfunction in the exact same way as DI allows you to predict function.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • To answer the question we must establish either functions or nonfunction for a large fraction of all the noncoding DNA.

    Junk DNA, Junk Science, and The Onion Test - The Panda's Thumb

  • The last things that go, finally cooked to the point of nonfunction, are brain and heart.

    The Thorn Birds

  • The only mishap on this November day is the occasional nonfunction of a routine bodily function.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Secondary end points were the duration of delayed graft function, delayed graft function defined by the rate of the decrease in the serum creatinine level, primary nonfunction, the serum creatinine level and clearance, acute rejection, toxicity of the calcineurin inhibitor, the length of hospital stay, and allograft and patient survival.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Circular dichroism demonstrates that the leucine zipper significantly enhances α-helicity We hypothesized that the lack of E-box-binding activity of ArntbHLH in vivo in yeast must be due to a lack of intrinsically stable structure resulting in protein misfolding and nonfunction, as addition of the C / EBP LZ gives the functional E-box binder ArntbHLH-C / EBP.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • We found protein misfolding and nonfunction to be a more severe problem for ArntbHLH than for its zipper-containing counterpart.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

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