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purposes, plural;
  1. Have as one's intention or objective
    • - God has allowed suffering, even purposed it
  1. The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists
    • - the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee
    • - the building is no longer needed for its original purpose
  2. A person's sense of resolve or determination
    • - there was a new sense of purpose in her step as she set off
  3. A particular requirement or consideration, typically one that is temporary or restricted in scope or extent
    • - pensions are considered as earned income for tax purposes

  1. aim: propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
  2. an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
  3. function: what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  4. reach a decision; "he resolved never to drink again"
  5. determination: the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
  6. Purpose is a result, end, mean, aim, or goal of an action intentionally undertaken, or of an object being brought into use or existence, whether or not the purpose was a primary or secondary effect. ...
  7. An object to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal; A result that is desired; an intention; The act of intending to do something; resolution; determination; The subject of discourse; the point at issue; The reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way; Have ...
  8. (purposed) Intentional; Of a person: determined
  9. (Purposes) Cough suppressant, Oral anesthetic
  10. (Purposes) The purpose or purposes for which the data are being or are to be processed. An example is staff administration.
  11. (The purposes) of this white paper are to address these conditions and to provide the reader with insight, shared definitions and appropriate application.
  12. The data on this site is for information purposes only and does not constitute advice. Before you use any of the products sold at this site you should familiarize yourself with safety procedures by attending professional classes or seeking professional advice.
  13. inwitþanc (hostile); modgeþanc
  14. The reason(s) for data collection and use.
  15. This infrastructure is specifically intended to help people outside USGS find information on USGS web sites without specific knowledge of the organizational structure and operations of the USGS. ...
  16. The purpose of a study is to find an answer to the research question. For learners, fulfillment of degree requirements is also a purpose.
  17. The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recognizes the author(s) and illustrator(s) of a book for beginning readers who, through their literary and artistic achievements, demonstrate creativity and imagination to engage children in reading.
  18. How all the functions, individuals, and systems work together to deliver true value to customers creating competitive advantage and lasting business results. Items covered include:
  19. The positive improved situation that a project or programme is accountable for achieving.
  20. (Keating): the stage at which the participant negotiate the purpose for being together;
  21. The purpose of the Intersectoral Collaboration Initiative is to promote communication, connection and collaboration among the three sectors (education, practice and regulation) of the social work profession in Canada.
  22. Often funding bodies may specify what purpose the degree studied should serve in a wider, non-academic context.
  23. The purpose of the lab is to learn how the objective will help you learn about the lab’s scientific concept. It is the all-important link between what you are doing and what you are learning. The purpose is what you will learn about the concept after completing the lab.
  24. Purpose in an essay refers to its overall aim or intention: to entertain, inform, or persuade a particular audience with reference to a specific topic. For example, Janice Gross Stein argues in "Developing a National Voice" that Canada must have a strong independent voice in global politics. ...
  25. UCME, the Utah Collections Multimedia Encyclopedia, is a project designed to give educators, students and the general public ready access to digital collections of Utah-related information and media items, specifically about the history, culture, geography, and landforms of the state.