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  Definition of functional
  1. designed for or capable of a particular function or use; "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture"
  2. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
  3. involving or affecting function rather than physiology; "functional deafness"
  4. designed for or adapted to a function or use; "functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical"; "functional architecture"
  5. fit or ready for use or service; "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"
  6. relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure; "the problem now is not a constitutional one; it is a functional one"; "delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis"
Similar Words: running(a), operative, working(a), usable, useable, in working order(p), operable, operational

 

See Also: serviceable

 

Pertainyms: function, purpose, role, use

 

Attributes: function, purpose, role, use

 

 
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