Functional - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfʌŋkʃənl|  American pronunciation of the word functional
Brit.  |ˈfʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word functional

adjective

- fit or ready for use or service(syn: operable, operational, usable, useable)

the toaster was still functional even after being dropped

- 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

- (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing(syn: operative, running, working)

a functional set of brakes

Examples

They worked outside, so they preferred wearing functional clothes.

The building's design is not only functional but also beautiful.

The flashlight was still functional after I dropped it.

The computer network is fully functional.

By 2004, the Supertram is expected to be fully functional.

The two departments have slight functional differences.

This equipment is still functional.

the toaster was still functional even after being dropped

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

He wanted his kitchen to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Add a touch of style with these functional yet funky wall lights.

Kitchen utensils should be attractive as well as functional.

it is usually discussed under the rubric of 'functional obesity'

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