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Meaning & Definition of Functional in English

English

Functional

/fəŋkʃənəl/

adjective

1. Designed for or capable of a particular function or use

  • "A style of writing in which every word is functional"
  • "Functional architecture"
    synonym:
  • functional

2. Involving or affecting function rather than physiology

  • "Functional deafness"
    synonym:
  • functional

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • functional

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • functional
  • ,
  • usable
  • ,
  • useable
  • ,
  • operable
  • ,
  • operational

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • functional

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

  • "In running (or working) order"
  • "A functional set of brakes"
    synonym:
  • running(a)
  • ,
  • operative
  • ,
  • functional
  • ,
  • working(a)