javacript function meaning

Hi all. Maybe thi is a stupid quetion, but I would like to understand the difference between these two forms of writing functions in javascript:

var doStuff = function(){
  return stuff;
}

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vs

function doStuff(){
  return stuff;

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Thank you
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Marco GasiFreelancerAsked:
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Big MontyConnect With a Mentor Senior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
your first code snippet declares a variable and assigns the return value of the function to that variable.

the second code snippet still returns a value, but it's not storing the data in any variable. This method is commonly used when you just want execute some code and don't care about any return value
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Marco GasiFreelancerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the clear explanation.
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