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Help me interpret this script

I've been coding javascript many years, but I've never seen this kind of coding before. What does the $ mean? Why the strange placement of function()? Usually, you'd have function functionName(), not $(function() {.

I got the code from here: flowplayer.org/tools/flow-playlist.html
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$(function() {
$("#playlist").playlist(
{src:"../video/FlowPlayerDark.swf",bgcolor:'#009dff'},
{initialScale:'scale'},
{loop:true}
);
});

// syntax highlight settings
ChiliBook.recipeFolder = "../js/chili/";
ChiliBook.stylesheetFolder = "../js/chili/";

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looks like jquery

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Thanks

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More stuff to learn! Happy

They sure keep you on your toes don't they. Just when you think you've mastered something, they suddenly change the rules.

Well, off to learn jquery.

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object oriented code

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