Class: snap:Function

Definition: A realizable entity the manifestation of which is an essentialy end-directed activity of a continuant entity in virtue of that continuant entity being a specific kind of entity in the kind or kinds of contexts that it is made for.
Examples: the function of a birth canal to enable transport, the function of the heart in the body to pump blood, the function of reproduction in the transmission of genetic material, the digestive function of the stomach to nutriate the body, the function of a hammer to drive in nails, the function of a computer program to compute mathematical equations, the function of an automobile to provide transportation, the function of a judge in a court of law

•owl:Thing
        •bfo:Entity
                •snap:Continuant
                        •snap:DependentContinuant
                                •snap:RealizableEntity
                                        •snap:Function

Super Classes

snap:RealizableEntity

Disjoint Classes

snap:Disposition, snap:Role

Usage

Class Description/Definition (Necessary Conditions)

snap:RealizableEntity
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