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function
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Lord of the Flies
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as in: Its main function is to... Define
purpose, job, or natural activity
  • This was the first time he had admitted the double function of the fire. Certainly one was to send up a beckoning column of smoke; but the other was to be a hearth now and a comfort until they slept.

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  • The function of the lens of the eye is to focus light on the retina.
  • My brain does not function as well when I’m under stress.

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as in: Its main function is to... Define
purpose, job, or natural activity
as in: can't function well without sleep Define
work or operate -- sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
as in: I'm attending a function tonight Define
a social event or ceremony -- especially one attended for work or out of a sense of duty
as in: oxygen is a function of altitude Define
saying one results from another; or saying that the amount of one thing is dependent upon the value of another.
as in: Amazon's new search function Define
computer code that performs a specific task
as in: a mathematical function Define
a formula or mathematical expression that describes a relationship between variables
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