Definition of functionality
: 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
Recent Examples of functionality from the Web
With slip-resistant functionality, these little moccasins are serving both comfort and style.
The new market perception of Snapchat reflects Wall Street fears that the company can’t compete against the likes of Facebook, which has rolled out a series of features that mimic Snapchat’s core functionality, or properly monetize itself.
To record stuff for viewing later, DVR functionality costs $5 more a month.
Standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link (currently only for Android) functionality were another plus, allowing integration, display, and use of compatible apps from a connected smartphone, including Spotify and Audible.
But as the iPhone grew in popularity due to its functionality, Apple also developed a following akin to a cult, based on some accounts.
Functionality is more important than glamour for Ruth.
The Apple Pencil works well but doesn't provide any additional functionality, and there's nowhere to store it.
Customers purchasing homes today often are looking for minimalism in design with high-quality materials and increased functionality.
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First Known Use of functionality
FUNCTIONALITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of functionality for English Language Learners
: the quality of having a practical use : the quality of being functional
: the particular use or set of uses for which something is designed
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