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Synonyms for functional
ˈfʌŋk ʃə nlfunc·tion·al

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  1. functionaladjective

    functioning, working, utilitarian


  2. functionaladjective

    In good working order.

    functioning, working, utilitarian


  3. functionaladjective

    Useful; serving a purpose, fulfilling a function

    That sculpture is not merely artistic, but also functional: it can be used as a hatrack.

    working, functioning, utilitarian


  4. functionaladjective

    Only for functional purposes, notably in architecture

    A functional construction element generally must meet higher technical but lower aesthetical requirements

    functioning, working, utilitarian


  5. functionaladjective

    Having semantics defined purely in terms of mathematical functions, without side-effects.

    functioning, utilitarian, working


  6. functionaladjective

    Of a disease, such that its symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure; opposed to organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.

    utilitarian, working, functioning


  7. functionaladjective


Princeton's WordNet

  1. functionaladjective

    designed for or capable of a particular function or use

    "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture"

    operative, useable, running(a), working(a), operable, operational, usable

    nonstructural, impractical, decorative, unserviceable, malfunctioning, nonfunctional, ornamental, cosmetic, organic

  2. functionaladjective

    involving or affecting function rather than physiology

    "functional deafness"

    operative, useable, running(a), working(a), operable, operational, usable

    nonfunctional, nonstructural, decorative, malfunctioning, cosmetic, organic, ornamental, impractical, unserviceable

  3. functionaladjective

    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"

    operative, useable, running(a), working(a), operable, operational, usable

    ornamental, nonfunctional, decorative, cosmetic, organic, impractical, nonstructural, unserviceable, malfunctioning

  4. functional, usable, useable, operable, operationaladjective

    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"

    usable, operating(a), running(a), in operation(p), available, practicable, working(a), operative, useable, operational, operable

    decorative, nonstructural, malfunctioning, nonfunctional, organic, impractical, ornamental, cosmetic, unserviceable

  5. functionaladjective

    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"

    operative, useable, running(a), working(a), operable, operational, usable

    cosmetic, decorative, nonfunctional, organic, nonstructural, impractical, malfunctioning, unserviceable, ornamental

  6. running(a), operative, functional, working(a)adjective

    (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing

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

    decorative, nonfunctional, malfunctioning, organic, unserviceable, cosmetic, ornamental, impractical, nonstructural

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Editors Contribution

  1. equable

    equable means functioning, so and equable program would be a written program of code that functions properly.

    equable program - a functional program equable production - a working movie

    Submitted by kadenbrightwell321 on June 1, 2020  

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  1. Ken Smith:

    It will take a few days to get the plant up and in condition to start handling feed. The mine can get going as soon as the trucks and shovels are ready, but it will take the plant a bit longer to become functional, there are a lot of different units that run to make everything happen up there, it's a very complex work site.

  2. Sheriff Adan Mendoza:

    The facts are clear : a weapon was handed to Mr. Baldwin. The weapon is functional and fired a live round, killing Ms. Halyna Hutchins and injuring Mr. Souza.

  3. Timothy Platts-Mills:

    The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of persistent pain and functional decline and identify patient characteristics associated with these outcomes.

  4. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock:

    Our analysis shows that humor patterns trigger functional, ‘healthy’ group behaviors during the team interaction process.

  5. Robert Veit:

    Pop up campers are iconic and highly functional vehicles, we have known for a long time that this market need was unmet as evidenced by the high demand for aging existing camper vans still on the road.

Translations for functional

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  • وظيفيArabic
  • funkcionální, funkčníCzech
  • funktionell, Gebrauchs, zweckmäßig, operativ, funktional, funktionsGerman
  • συναρτησιακός, λειτουργικόςGreek
  • funcionalSpanish
  • toimiva, käytännöllinenFinnish
  • fonctionnelFrench
  • funzionale, funzionanteItalian
  • 汎関数, 機能, 機能的, 関数オブジェクト, 便利Japanese
  • functionerend, operationeel, functioneel, functionaal, doelmatig, werkendDutch
  • funkcjonał, działający, funkcyjnyPolish
  • funcionalPortuguese
  • функциональный, функционировать, функционал, рабочий, работать, действоватьRussian
  • funktional, funktionell, fungerandeSwedish
  • செயல்பாட்டுTamil
  • işlevsi, fonksiyonel, işlevselTurkish
  • פאַנגקשאַנאַלYiddish

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