Definitions for functional

Definitions for (adj) functional

Main entry: functional

Definition: designed for or capable of a particular function or use

Usage: a style of writing in which every word is functional; functional architecture

Main entry: functional, operative, running, working

Definition: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

Usage: in running (or working) order; a functional set of brakes

Main entry: functional

Definition: involving or affecting function rather than physiology

Usage: functional deafness

Main entry: functional

Definition: designed for or adapted to a function or use

Usage: functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical; functional architecture

Main entry: usable, useable, functional, operable, operational

Definition: fit or ready for use or service

Usage: 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

Main entry: functional

Definition: relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure

Usage: the problem now is not a constitutional one; it is a functional one; delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis

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