Definition of functional
1a : of, connected with, or being a function the functional differences between the departmentsb : affecting physiological or psychological functions but not organic structure functional heart disease
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 The design of the building is not only functional but also beautiful.
3 : performing or able to perform a regular function The flashlight was still functional after I had dropped it.
functionallyplay \ˈfəŋ(k)-shnə-lē, -shə-nəl-ē\ adverb
Examples of functional in a sentence
They worked outside, so they preferred wearing functional clothes.
The building's design is not only functional but also beautiful.
The flashlight was still functional after I dropped it.
The computer network is fully functional.
First Known Use of functional
FUNCTIONAL Defined for English Language Learners
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 Definition of functional
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