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function
used in Girl Interrupted

6 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
can't function well without sleep
Definition work or operate — sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
  • Patient is functioning on a passive-aggressive personality, passive-dependent type.
  • Often there is considerable interference with social or occupational functioning.

There are no more uses of "function" flagged with this meaning in Girl Interrupted.

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exact meaning not specified
  • The degree of personality integration and ego function which may be achieved for the long term is hard to predict.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Isn't it probably a number—an enormous number—of brain functions working in parallel?
  • They must reflect quite different aspects of brain function.
  • It's the reality-testing function," says the doctor.

There are no more uses of "function" in Girl Interrupted.

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