“Function” in the news

Example collocations

density function
distribution function
main function
primary function
wave function

Publications and example sentences

The Age
· Homeowner handouts are not the best form of stimulus spending  
It is time to put some of that back, or the Arts Council's main function for the next little while will be overseeing bankruptcies, not arts.  Copy example sentence
Seeking Alpha
· Cassava Sciences rallies on hopes for Alzheimer's candiate PTI-125  
A highly toxic form of the protein is present in the brains of AD sufferers which disrupts the normal function of neurons, leading to neurodegeneration and brain inflammation.  Copy example sentence
Financial Express
· Logistics startup Shiprocket elevates CBO Akshay Ghulati as co-founder  
At Shiprocket, Ghulati spearheads the overall business function including strategy, marketing and customer.  Copy example sentence
The Atlantic
· All the President’s Words  
Under the government’s three-branch structure, interpretation of the law is a function usually attributed to the courts.  Copy example sentence
The Atlantic
· Paging Dr. Hamblin: Does Vitamin D Help Fight COVID-19?  
Immune health is a function of age, chronic disease, nutrition, stress levels, wealth, and status.  Copy example sentence
The Guardian
· Obesity and coronavirus: how can a higher BMI increase your risk?  
“Even someone who is maybe a couple of stone overweight will have a degree of impairment of the body function and the degree of impairment of the resilience of their body.  Copy example sentence
The Independent
· George Floyd protests: Red Cross medical helicopters used to target demonstrators in possible breach of Geneva Convention  
“The symbolic significance of the Red Cross is pervasive: It denotes a 'noncombatant' function of the armed forces.”  Copy example sentence
Seeking Alpha
· Energy Transfer Debt, Leverage, Downgrade, And Distributions  
Typically, these ratios look at debt as a function of EBITDA.  Copy example sentence
The Japan Times
· Don’t only bet on fast vaccines, root for COVID-19 treatments  
It would take additional trials to confirm, but this category has particular value as a bridge because it can function as both treatment and temporary protection.  Copy example sentence
Seeking Alpha
· Salesforce: I Saw It Coming, And It's Still A Buy  
That is, its offering is highly adaptable and can serve numerous functions for innumerable businesses.  Copy example sentence