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  1. functioningadjective

    Functional, working


Princeton's WordNet

  1. operation, functioning, performanceadjective

    process or manner of functioning or operating

    "the power of its engine determines its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"

    surgery, mathematical operation, process, procedure, surgical operation, cognitive operation, performance, public presentation, carrying into action, execution, carrying out, operation, military operation, cognitive process, surgical procedure, mental process, mathematical process, surgical process

    amiss(p), wrong(p), malfunctioning, haywire, out of whack, bad, defective, nonfunctional, run-down, awry(p)

  2. functioningadjective

    performing or able to perform its regular function

    "a functioning flashlight"

    wrong(p), nonfunctional, haywire, out of whack, awry(p), defective, run-down, bad, malfunctioning, amiss(p)

Editors Contribution

  1. equable

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

    “when i showed my teacher my finished code she said, ‘that’s and equable program if i’ve ever seen one.’” “when my brother almost died in the hospital they said for some reason his brain wasn’t equable, and they needed to stabilize it.

    Submitted by kadenbrightwell321 on June 1, 2020  

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  1. Cobb Scott:

    There have been a couple of meta-analyses done in adult samples, but this is the first one to be done specifically in adolescent and young adult samples, we looked at everything from learning and memory to different aspects of executive functioning such as abstraction ability.

  2. Roberton Williams:

    It’s just gaping holes in the budget, you can't really cut revenues as much as the plan would do and still have a functioning government that still looks anything like the government we have right now.

  3. Ilhan Omar:

    So our hope is that... this boycott would result in changes in the law, because we understand that when you restrict people's ability to vote, you create a democracy that isn't fully functioning for all of us. And if we are to continue to be a beacon of hope for all democracies around the world, we must stand our ground.

  4. Marty Lau:

    China is a key market for AIM, but unfortunately the adviser-client relationship is often not functioning as smoothly and successfully as it might.

  5. Joshua Schaffzin:

    I think this statistic of a single flu death last season in the United States was really striking, and there were many, many school systems that were open and functioning, many daycares that were open and functioning, and I think that really proves, the real-world data shows us, that masking is an inexpensive and effective intervention.

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