functional

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

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

functionally

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Examples of functional in a sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of functional

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FUNCTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners

functional

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

Definition of functional for English Language Learners

  • : designed to have a practical use

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

  • : working properly


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

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