[fuhngk-shuh-nl] /ˈfʌŋk ʃə nl/
of or relating to a or :
functional difficulties in the administration.
capable of operating or :
When will the ventilating system be functional again?
having or serving a utilitarian purpose; capable of serving the purpose for which it was designed:
functional architecture; a chair that is functional as well as decorative.
Also, functionalistic. (of a building or furnishing) constructed or made according to the principles of or primarily as a direct fulfillment of a material need.
Medicine/Medical. without a known organic cause or structural change:
a functional disorder.
Compare (def 5).
pertaining to an algebraic operation:
a functional symbol.
Linguistics. (of linguistic analysis, language teaching, etc.) concerned with the communicative role of language rather than, in addition to, or as the framework for its formal structure.
Mathematics. a that has a domain whose elements are , sets, or the like, and that assumes numerical values.
of, involving, or containing a function or functions
practical rather than decorative; utilitarian: functional architecture
capable of functioning; working
(med) affecting a function of an organ without structural change
(maths) a function whose domain is a set of functions and whose range is a set of functions or a set of numbers
1630s; as a term in architecture, “utilitarian,” 1928; see function (n.) + -al (1). Related: Functionally; functionality.
functional func·tion·al (fŭngk’shə-nəl)
Affecting bodily functions but not organic structure, as a disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome. Compare organic.
- Hyperfunctional occlusion
hyperfunctional occlusion hy·per·func·tion·al occlusion (hī’pər-fŭngk’shə-nəl) n. Occlusal stress of a tooth or the teeth exceeding normal physiological demands.
[hahy-per-guh-lak-tee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər gəˈlæk ti ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormally large secretion of milk.
[hahy-per-guh-lak-tee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər gəˈlæk ti ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormally large secretion of milk. hypergalactosis hy·per·gal·ac·to·sis (hī’pər-gāl’ək-tō’sĭs) n. The excessive secretion of milk.
hypergammaglobulinemia hy·per·gam·ma·glob·u·li·ne·mi·a (hī’pər-gām’ə-glŏb’yə-lə-nē’mē-ə) n. An increased concentration of gamma globulins in the plasma, such as is frequently observed in chronic infectious diseases.