Functions (hierarchy name)

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Scope note
The Functions hierarchy contains terms for activities that are conducted in order to accomplish specific purposes, as well as methodologies associated with specific areas of endeavor. It includes terms for activities relating to the manipulation of data, the collecting of objects, human communication, economics, business, law, and government, as well as other professional activities. Relation to other hierarchies: Terms describing branches of learning (e.g., "history") and areas of specialization, (e.g., "law") are found in the Disciplines hierarchy. Terms for operations and processes performed on or with objects and materials (e.g., "polishing"), are found in the Processes and Techniques hierarchy. Terms denoting generic occasions and happenings of a social, cultural, religious, or personal nature (e.g., "exhibitions") are found in the Events hierarchy.
Accepted term: 17-Jun-2024