HyperDic: functional

English > 6 senses of the word functional:
ADJECTIVEallfunctionaldesigned for or capable of a particular function or use
allfunctionalinvolving or affecting function rather than physiology
pertfunctionalrelating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure
allfunctional, usable, useable, operable, operationalfit or ready for use or service
allfunctionaldesigned for or adapted to a function or use
allfunctional, running, operative, working(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
functional > pronunciation
Soundsfah'ngkshahnahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > functional: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdesigned for or capable of a particular function or use.
Examples
  • "a style of writing in which every word is functional"
  • "functional architecture"
Attribute offunction, purpose, role, useWhat something is used for
Narrowerstructuralaffecting or involved in structure or construction
utilitarian, usefulHaving a useful function
See alsoserviceableReady for service or able to give long service
Oppositenonfunctionalnot having or performing a function
Spanishfuncional
Catalanfuncional
Nounsfunctionalitycapable of serving a purpose well
English > functional: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningInvolving or affecting function rather than physiology.
Example"functional deafness"
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
OppositeorganicInvolving or affecting physiology or bodily organs
Spanishfuncional
Catalanfuncional
English > functional: 6 senses > adjective 3, pert
Meaningrelating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure.
Examples
  • it is a functional one"
  • "delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis"
Spanishfuncional
Nounsfunctionwhat something is used for
Adverbsfunctionallywith respect to function
English > functional: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningfit or ready for use or service.
Example"the toaster was still functional even after being dropped"
Synonymsusable, useable, operable, operational
BroaderserviceableReady for service or able to give long service
Spanishfuncional, operacional, operativo
Nounsfunctionalitycapable of serving a purpose well
English > functional: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaningdesigned for or adapted to a function or use.
Examples
  • "functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical"
  • "functional architecture"
Broaderpracticalconcerned with actual use or practice
Spanishfuncional
Catalanfuncional
Nounsfunctionalitycapable of serving a purpose well
English > functional: 6 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing.
Example "a functional set of brakes"
Synonymsrunning, operative, working
BroaderfunctioningPerforming or able to perform its regular function
Spanishfuncional, operativo
Catalanoperatiu
Nounsfunctionalitycapable of serving a purpose well

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