functionality

noun func·tion·al·i·ty \ ˌfəŋ(k)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018
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

  1. a design that is admired both for its beauty and for its functionality

  2. The cameras are comparable in price and functionality.

  3. a device with new functionalities

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First Known Use of functionality

1836

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FUNCTIONALITY Defined for English Language Learners

functionality

  • : 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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