func·​tion·​al·​i·​ty ˌfəŋ(k)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē How to pronounce functionality (audio)
plural functionalities
: the quality or state of being functional
a design that is admired both for its beauty and for its functionality
especially : the set of functions or capabilities associated with computer software or hardware or an electronic device
data management functionalities such as data integrity, security, recoverability and manageability Josephine Cheng and Jane Xu

Examples of functionality in a Sentence

a design that is admired both for its beauty and for its functionality The cameras are comparable in price and functionality. a device with new functionalities
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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of functionality was in 1836

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“Functionality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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