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function
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • It is this last function that the Ministry has now formalised with the passing of Educational Decree Number Twenty-three, which creates the new position of Hogwarts High Inquisitor.
  • Dumbledore now swooped down upon one of the fragile silver instruments whose function Harry had never known, carried it over to his desk, sat down facing them again and tapped it gently with the tip of his wand.

  • There are no more uses of "function" in the book.


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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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