Meaning of FUNCTIONAL in English


Pronunciation: ' f ə ŋ (k)-shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l

Function: adjective

Date: 1631

1 a : of, connected with, or being a function b : 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 < functional clothing>

3 : performing or able to perform a regular function

– func · tion · al · ly \ ' f ə ŋ (k)-shn ə -l ē , -sh ə -n ə l- ē \ adverb

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