Synonyms for functional

Synonyms for (adj) functional

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: structural

Definition: affecting or involved in structure or construction

Usage: the structural details of a house such as beams and joists and rafters; not ornamental elements; structural damage

Similar words: useful, utilitarian

Definition: having a useful function

Usage: utilitarian steel tables

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: functioning

Definition: performing or able to perform its regular function

Usage: a functioning flashlight

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: practical

Definition: concerned with actual use or practice

Usage: he is a very practical person; the idea had no practical application; a practical knowledge of Japanese; woodworking is a practical art

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: serviceable

Definition: ready for service or able to give long service

Usage: serviceable equipment; heavy serviceable fabrics

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