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functional    : [f'ʌŋkʃənəl]
Functional \Func"tion*al\ (f[u^][ng]k"sh[u^]n*al), a.
1. Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty;
[1913 Webster]

2. (Pathology, Physiol.) Pertaining to the function of an
organ or part, or to the functions in general; involving
or affecting function rather than physiology; as,
functional deafness; a functional disease. See {functional
disease}, below. [WordNet sense 2]
[1913 Webster]

3. Designed for or capable of a particular function or use;
as, a style of writing in which every word is functional;
functional architecture. [WordNet sense 1]
[WordNet 1.6]

4. Fit or ready for use or service; useable; in working
order; as, the toaster was still functional even after
being dropped; the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still
functional. Antonym of {out of order} and {nonfunctional}.
[WordNet sense 4 & 6]

Syn: usable, useable, in working order(predicate), operable,
operational, running(prenominal), operative.
[WordNet 1.6]

5. Designed to emphasize practical utility rather than
artistic or aesthetic purposes; as, functional education
selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than
abstract and theoretical; functional architecture; an
amateurish device, crude but functional.
[WordNet 1.6]

{Functional disease} (Med.), a disease of which the symptoms
cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of
structure; the derangement of an organ arising from a
cause, often unknown, external to itself opposed to
{organic disease}, in which the organ itself is affected.
[1913 Webster]

adj 1: designed for or capable of a particular function or use;
"a style of writing in which every word is functional";
"functional architecture" [ant: {nonfunctional}]
2: involving or affecting function rather than physiology;
"functional deafness" [ant: {organic}]
3: 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"
4: 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" [synonym: {functional},
{usable}, {useable}, {operable}, {operational}]
5: designed for or adapted to a function or use; "functional
education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable
rather than abstract and theoretical"; "functional
6: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in
running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
[synonym: {running(a)}, {operative}, {functional}, {working(a)}]

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "functional":
acting, active, adjectival, advantageous, adverbial, agential,
agentival, agentive, appropriate, at work, attributive, banausic,
behavioral, beneficial, commodious, conjunctive, copulative,
correct, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, employable,
essential, expedient, fitting, formal, functioning, glossematic,
go, going, going on, good for, grammatic, handy, helpful,
important, in exercise, in force, in hand, in operation, in play,
in practice, in process, in the works, inaction, industrial,
intransitive, linking, managerial, manipulational,
neuropsychiatric, nominal, of general utility, of help, of service,
of use, official, on foot, on the fire, ongoing, operating,
operational, operative, participial, performing, postpositional,
practicable, practical, practicing, pragmatical, prepositional,
pro, professional, pronominal, proper, psychiatric,
psychobiological, psychodynamic, psychogenic, psychological,
psychoneurological, psychopathic, psychopathological,
psychophysical, psychophysiological, psychosexual, psychosocial,
psychosomatic, psychotic, running, serviceable, serving,
structural, substantive, syntactic, tagmemic, technical,
transitive, useful, utilitarian, verbal, vocational, working

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