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Meaning of FUNCTIONAL

Pronunciation:  'fungkshunl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  designed for or capable of a particular function or use; "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture"
  2. [adj]  (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
  3. [adj]  (pathology) involving or affecting function rather than physiology; "functional deafness"
  4. [adj]  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. [adj]  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. [adj]  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"
 

FUNCTIONAL is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: functioning, in working order(p), operable, operational, operative, practical, running(a), structural, usable, useable, useful, utilitarian, working(a)
 
 Antonyms: nonfunctional, organic
 
 See Also: serviceable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Func"tion*al\, a.
1. Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty;
   official.

2. (Physiol.) Pertaining to the function of an organ or part,
   or to the functions in general.

{Functional disease} (Med.), a disease of which the symptoms
   cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of
   structure; the derangement of an organ arising from a
   cause, often unknown, external to itself opposed to
   organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1. Working correctly.

2. Pertaining to functional programming.

3. higher-order function.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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