Meaning of FUNCTIONAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfəŋ(k)-shnəl, -shə-n ə l ]


Date: 1631


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 ˈfəŋ(k)-shnə-lē, -shə-n ə l-ē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.