[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.
[fuhngk-shuh n] /ˈfʌŋk ʃən/ noun 1. the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role. 2. any ceremonious public or social gathering or occasion. 3. a factor related to or dependent upon other factors: Price is a function of supply and […]
- None the worse for
1. Not harmed from, as in He was none the worse for walking the entire ten miles, or This carpet may be old, but it’s none the worse for wear. [ Early 1800s ] 2. Be improved by, as in The dog would be none the worse for a good brushing. [ Early 1800s ]
[fuhn-duh-men-tl] /ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tl/ adjective 1. serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying: fundamental principles; the fundamental structure. 2. of, relating to, or affecting the foundation or basis: a fundamental revision. 3. being an original or primary source: a fundamental idea. 4. Music. (of a chord) having its […]
[fuhn-duh-men-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌfʌn dəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a religious movement characterized by a strict belief in the literal interpretation of religious texts, especially within American Protestantism and Islam. 2. the beliefs held by those in this movement. 3. strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles: the fundamentalism […]