social function

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: function - a vaguely specified social eventsocial function - a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
social event - an event characteristic of persons forming groups
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
celebration, jubilation - a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance - a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"
fundraiser - a social function that is held for the purpose of raising money
photo op, photo opportunity - an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
sleepover - an occasion of spending a night away from home or having a guest spend the night in your home (especially as a party for children)
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It was, of course, a purely social function. The Stricklands "owed" dinners to a number of persons, whom they took no interest in, and so had asked them; these persons had accepted.
It was a pleasant evening indeed, and we voted that as a social function on Endeavour Island it had not yet been eclipsed.
Before a Martian youth of either sex may attend an important social function where there is dancing, he must have become proficient in at least three dances--The Dance of Barsoom, his national dance, and the dance of his city.
The supper party was one of those absolute and complete successes which rarely fall to the lot of even the most carefully thought out of social functions. Every one of Lady Tresham's guests had accepted the hurried invitation, every one seemed in good spirits, and delighted at the opportunity of unrestrained conversation after several hours at the theatre.
Little accustomed to social functions, and seeing nothing in the service they were rendering to Luigi but a simple matter of business, they were dressed in their ordinary clothes, without any luxury, and nothing about them denoted the usual joy of a marriage procession.
Said Axel Gunderson, who didn't care for dancing and social functions: "I've got a good pay-day.
Very soon after reaching London we were flooded with invitations to attend all manner of social functions, and a great many invitations came to me asking that I deliver public addresses.
One of the company's presentations at ASCP focused on the effect of lumateperone on a specific domain of negative symptoms of schizophrenia known to correlate with social function. The other presentation addressed the potential of lumateperone to improve symptoms of depression in patients with schizophrenia.
It is in the environmental element where our concern focused in relation to the components of the social function of the property, given the current picture drawn around the current Brazilian land panorama.
For this research, the items assessed in QLQ C30 were those related to social function and emotional function, and in QLQ BR23 were those related to body image and future perspective.
Furthermore, the scores in all the sections (overall quality of life, energy/fatigue, emotional well-being, seizure worry, cognition, social function, and medication effects) of the employed group were higher than those of the unemployed group.
The general topic is interconnections between brain function and social function; papers look from various perspectives at the ways social behaviors translate to brain activity and vice versa, as well as at how social networks shape brain activity and personal responses.

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