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function
used in Brave New World

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
Its main function is to...
Definition
purpose, job, or natural activity
  • One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.
    Chapter Twelve (55% in)
functions = jobs
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2  —1 use as in:
I'm attending a function tonight
Definition
a social event or ceremony — especially one attended for work or out of a sense of duty
  • "It reminds me of a lower-caste Community Sing," she told Bernard. But a little later it was reminding her a good deal less of that innocuous function.
    Chapter Seven (40% in)
function = social event or ceremony
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