English adjective: functional
|1.||functional designed for or capable of a particular function or use|
|Samples||A style of writing in which every word is functional.|
|Similar||structural, useful, utilitarian|
|Attribute||function, purpose, role, use|
|2.||functional involving or affecting function rather than physiology|
|3.||functional relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure|
|Samples||The 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|
|Samples||The 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.
|Synonyms||operable, operational, usable, useable|
|5.||functional designed for or adapted to a function or use|
|Samples||Functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical.|
|6.||functional (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing|
|Samples||In running (or working) order.|
A functional set of brakes.
|Synonyms||operative, running, working|