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  • noun mathematics A generalization of a function


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hyper- +‎ function


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  • I had to demonstrate all kinds of hyperfunction stunts a mortal wouldn't be able to do, like appearing on both sides of the net at once, just to impress him with my immortalness; and yet I had to avoid killing the old man with the ball, and -- oh yeah -- let him win somehow, too.

    Asimov's Science Fiction 2003

  • So we wound up flitting through the starry night in hyperfunction, leaving no more than a blur on any cameras that might be recording our passage, and a pitiful little corpse materialized in what we hoped was a natural attitude of canine demise on the front steps of La Casa Grande.

    Asimov's Science Fiction 2003

  • I begged off to go shower -- dark hairy guys who play tennis in hyperfunction tend to stink -- and slipped out afterward to do some reconnoitering.

    Asimov's Science Fiction 2003

  • David Geier said his father diagnoses high-testosterone teens not with precocious puberty, but with another very rare condition: testicular hyperfunction.

    Autism Hub 2009

  • How does "testicular hyperfunction" explain the older girls the Geiers have treated?

    Autism Hub 2009

  • VD deficiency reduction of intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate Hypocalcemia Parathyroid hormone hyperfunction hypofunction Excretion of urinary P↑ decalcification of mobilization of bone old bone↑ Calcium into blood Serum p ↓ Ca normal or slightly↓ Ca X p↓

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2009

  • Unless a person has an insulinoma (a tumor of the bet cells) or hyperfunction of the beta cells for whatever reason (s), there is no over-production of insulin.

    The Livin La Vida Low-Carb Show 2009

  • The Twistor description of spacetime indeed turns out to ba a non-local one; moreover, there is a fundamentally 'holistic' character to the twistor description of physical fields that comes about via a remarkable feature of complex magic (namely holomorphic sheaf cohomology) that we have not yet properly encountered in this book – though we shall do so in [section 33.9] (and there was a hint of it already in the hyperfunction theory of [section 9.7]) – which meshes with another aspect of complex-number magic, namely the underlying holomorphic character of the essential positive-frequency condition of quantum field theory [sections 24.3 and 33.10].

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In? 2008

  • "Portal hypertension often causes the spleen to enlarge and hyperfunction, which was affecting her red and white blood cells.

    Daily News & Analysis 2010


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