What is the meaning of functional?


  • Designed for or capable of a particular function or use.
    • usage: "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture"
  • Involving or affecting function rather than physiology.
    • usage: "functional deafness"
  • Relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure.
    • usage: "the problem now is not a constitutional one; it is a functional one"; "delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis"
  • Fit or ready for use or service.
    • usage: "the toaster was still functional even after being dropped"; "the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the dishwasher is now in working order"
  • Designed for or adapted to a function or use.
    • usage: "functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical"; "functional architecture"
  • Of e. G. A machine. ( performing or capable of performing)
    • usage: "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
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