a change in the grammatical function of a word, as in the use of the noun input as a verb or the noun fun as an adjective.
- Functional congestion
functional congestion n. Increased flow of blood to an organ while it is functioning. Also called physiologic congestion.
- Functional database
database, language A database which uses a functional language as its query language. Databases would seem to be an inappropriate application for functional languages since, a purely functional language would have to return a new copy of the entire database every time (part of) it was updated. To be practically scalable, the update mechanism must […]
- Functional deafness
functional deafness n. See psychogenic deafness.
- Functional dependency
database Given a relation R (in a relational database), attribute Y of R is functionally dependent on attribute X of R and X of R functionally determines Y of R (in symbols R.X -> R.Y) if and only if each X in R has associated with it precisely one Y in R (at any one […]