Meaning of FUNCTIONAL in English
adj. 1 of or serving a function. 2 (esp. of buildings) designed or intended to be practical rather than attractive; utilitarian. 3 Physiol. a (esp. of disease) of or affecting only the functions of an organ etc., not structural or organic. b (of mental disorder) having no discernible organic cause. c (of an organ) having a function, not functionless or rudimentary. 4 Math. of a function. functional group Chem. a group of atoms that determine the reactions of a compound containing the group. functionality n. functionally adv.
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012