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 for higher-order function
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  higher-order function
     (HOF) A function that can take one or more functions as
     argument and/or return a function as its value.  E.g. map in
     (map f l) which returns the list of results of applying
     function f to each of the elements of list l.  See also
     curried function.

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