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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


2. functional involving or affecting function rather than physiology

SamplesFunctional deafness.

Domain categorypathology


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



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.



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


Antonymsmalfunctioning, nonfunctional

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