Adjective Definition


1.Definition: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

"A functional set of brakes"

Related Adjective(s):operative, running, working

2.Definition: 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"

3.Definition: designed for or capable of a particular function or use

"A style of writing in which every word is functional", "Functional architecture"

4.Definition: fit or ready for use or service

"The toaster was still functional even after being dropped"

Related Adjective(s):operable, operational, usable, useable

5.Definition: involving or affecting function rather than physiology

"Functional deafness"

6.Definition: 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"

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