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Definition 1: designed for or capable of a particular function or use - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where functional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a style of writing in which every word is functional
  • functional architecture

(functional is similar to ...) affecting or involved in structure or construction

"the structural details of a house such as beams and joists and rafters; not ornamental elements" "structural damage"

(functional is similar to ...) having a useful function

"utilitarian steel tables"

(means also ...) ready for service or able to give long service

"serviceable equipment" "heavy serviceable fabrics"

(... are attributes of functional) what something is used for

"the function of an auger is to bore holes" "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

Definition 2: involving or affecting function rather than physiology - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where functional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • functional deafness

(functional belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

Definition 3: relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where functional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the problem now is not a constitutional one; it is a functional one
  • delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis

Definition 4: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where functional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in running (or working) order
  • a functional set of brakes

Synonyms for functional in the sense of this definition

(functional is similar to ...) performing or able to perform its regular function

"a functioning flashlight"

Definition 5: designed for or adapted to a function or use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where functional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical
  • functional architecture

(functional is similar to ...) concerned with actual use or practice

"he is a very practical person" "the idea had no practical application" "a practical knowledge of Japanese" "woodworking is a practical art"

Definition 6: fit or ready for use or service - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where functional or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for functional in the sense of this definition

(functional is similar to ...) ready for service or able to give long service

"serviceable equipment" "heavy serviceable fabrics"

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