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functional

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adjective func·tion·al \ˈfəŋ(k)-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Simple Definition of functional

  • : designed to have a practical use

  • medical : affecting the way a part of your body works

  • : working properly

Full Definition of functional

  1. 1 a :  of, connected with, or being a function b :  affecting physiological or psychological functions but not organic structure <functional heart disease>

  2. 2 :  used to contribute to the development or maintenance of a larger whole <functional and practical school courses>; also :  designed or developed chiefly from the point of view of use

  3. 3 :  performing or able to perform a regular function

func·tion·al·ly play \ˈfəŋ(k)-shnə-lē, -shə-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of functional

  1. They worked outside, so they preferred wearing functional clothes.

  2. The building's design is not only functional but also beautiful.

  3. The flashlight was still functional after I dropped it.

  4. The computer network is fully functional.



1631

First Known Use of functional

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Medical Dictionary

functional

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adjective func·tion·al \ˈfəŋ(k)-shnəl, -shən-əl\

Medical Definition of functional

  1. 1a:  of, connected with, or being a function—compare structural 1b:  affecting physiological or psychological functions but not organic structure <functional heart disease> <a functional psychosis>—compare organic 1b

  2. 2:  performing or able to perform a regular function

  3. func·tion·al·ly \-ē\play adverb





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