functionality

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noun func·tion·al·i·ty \ˌfəŋ(k)-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\

Definition of functionality

plural

functionalities

  1. :  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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1871

First Known Use of functionality

1871

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FUNCTIONALITY Defined for English Language Learners

functionality

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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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