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func·tion·al

 (fŭngk′shə-nəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to a function.
b. Of, relating to, or indicating a mathematical function or functions.
2. Designed for or adapted to a particular function or use: functional architecture.
3.
a. Capable of performing a function; operative: a functional set of brakes.
b. Able to function personally or socially despite limitations or impairment: a functional alcoholic.
4. Medicine Involving physiological function rather than anatomical structure.
n.
A linear function on vectors whose values are scalars.
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functional

(ˈfʌŋkʃənəl)
adj
1. of, involving, or containing a function or functions
2. practical rather than decorative; utilitarian: functional architecture.
3. capable of functioning; working
4. (Pathology) med affecting a function of an organ without structural change
5. (Psychology) psychol
a. relating to the purpose or context of a behaviour
b. denoting a psychosis such as schizophrenia assumed not to have a direct organic cause, like deterioration or poisoning of the brain. Compare organic psychosis
n
(Mathematics) maths a function whose domain is a set of functions and whose range is a set of functions or a set of numbers
ˈfunctionally adv
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func•tion•al

(ˈfʌŋk ʃə nl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a function or functions.
2. capable of operating or functioning.
3. having or serving a utilitarian purpose; capable of serving the purpose for which it was designed.
4. (of a building or furnishing) constructed or made according to the principles of functionalism.
5. of or pertaining to impaired function without known organic or structural cause: a functional disorder.
6. pertaining to an algebraic operation: a functional symbol.
7. (of linguistic analysis, language teaching, etc.) concerned with the communicative role of language rather than or in addition to its formal structure.
[1625–35]
func′tion•al•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.functional - designed for or capable of a particular function or use; "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture"
serviceable - ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
nonfunctional - not having or performing a function
2.functional - involving or affecting function rather than physiology; "functional deafness"
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
organic - involving or affecting physiology or bodily organs; "an organic disease"
3.functional - relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure; "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 servicefunctional - fit or ready for use or service; "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"
serviceable - ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
5.functional - designed for or adapted to a function or use; "functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical"; "functional architecture"
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
6.functional - (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
functioning - performing or able to perform its regular function; "a functioning flashlight"
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functional

adjective
1. practical, utility, utilitarian, serviceable, hard-wearing, useful The decor is functional.
2. working, operative, operational, in working order, going, prepared, ready, viable, up and running, workable, usable We have fully functional smoke alarms on all staircases.
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functional

adjective
Serving or capable of serving a useful purpose:
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Translations
عَمَلي، وَظيفيقادِر عَلى العَمَل
funkčnípraktickýprovozníslužebnífunkcionální
funktionalistiskfunktionelfunktionsdygtigpraktisk
käytännöllinentoimiva
funkcionális
sem òjónar ákveînu hlutverkivirkur, í lagi
fungujúcislužobnýúradný
fungerandefunktionalfunktionell
çalışır/işler durumdaiş görürpratik

functional

[ˈfʌŋkʃnəl]
A. ADJ [design, clothes] → funcional
B. CPD functional analysis Nanálisis m inv funcional
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functional

[ˈfʌŋkʃənəl] adj
[furniture, design, decor] → fonctionnel(le)
(= working) fully functional [device] → pleinement fonctionnel(le)
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functional

adj
(= able to operate)funktionsfähig
(= utilitarian)zweckmäßig, funktionell
(Med) → Funktions-; functional disorderFunktionsstörung f; functional foodFunctional Food nt, → Funktionsnahrung f
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functional

[ˈfʌŋkʃnl] adjfunzionale
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function

(ˈfaŋkʃən) noun
a special job, use or duty (of a machine, part of the body, person etc). The function of the brake is to stop the car.
verb
(of a machine etc) to work; to operate. This typewriter isn't functioning very well.
ˈfunctional adjective
1. designed to be useful rather than to look beautiful. functional clothes; a functional building.
2. able to operate. It's an old car, but it's still functional.
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func·tion·al

a. funcional, de utilidad o valor práctico.
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