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English adjective: functional

1. functional designed for or capable of a particular function or use


SamplesA style of writing in which every word is functional.
Functional architecture.


Similarstructural, useful, utilitarian


See alsoserviceable


Attributefunction, purpose, role, use


Antonymsnonfunctional

2. functional involving or affecting function rather than physiology


SamplesFunctional deafness.


Domain categorypathology


Antonymsorganic

3. functional relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure


SamplesThe problem now is not a constitutional one; it is a functional one.
Delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis.

4. functional fit or ready for use or service


SamplesThe toaster was still functional even after being dropped.
The lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable.
An operational aircraft.
The dishwasher is now in working order.


Synonymsoperable, operational, usable, useable


Similarserviceable


Antonymsunserviceable

5. functional designed for or adapted to a function or use


SamplesFunctional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical.
Functional architecture.


Similarpractical


Antonymsimpractical

6. functional (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing


SamplesIn running (or working) order.
A functional set of brakes.


Synonymsoperative, running, working


Similarfunctioning


Antonymsmalfunctioning, nonfunctional









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