## SUPPORT

### Support

In mathematics, the support of a function is the set of points where the function is not zero-valued, or the closure of that set. This concept is used very widely in mathematical analysis. In the form of functions with support that is bounded, it also plays a major part in various types of mathematical duality theories.

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### support

#### Noun

1. Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
Don't move that beam! It's a support for the whole platform.
2. Financial or other help.
The government provides support to the arts in several ways.
3. Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.
Sure they sell the product, but do they provide support?
4. in relation to a function, the set of points where the function is not zero, or the closure of that set.
5. A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
If the membership function of a fuzzy set is continuous, then that fuzzy set's support is an open set.

#### Verb

1. To keep from falling.
Don’t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.
2. To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.
Sure they sell the product, but do they support it?
3. To back a cause, party etc. mentally or with concrete aid.
I support France in the World Cup
4. To help, particularly financially.
The government supports the arts in several ways.
5. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
The testimony is not sufficient to support the charges.
The evidence will not support the statements or allegations.
6. To serve, as in a customer-oriented mindset; to give support to.
The IT Department supports the research organization, but not the sales force.
I don't make decisions: I just support those who do.
7. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
I support the administrative activities of the executive branch of the organization
8. To endure without being overcome; bear; undergo; to tolerate.
9. To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
to support the character of King Lear

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