of or relating to a function or functions:
functional difficulties in the administration.
capable of operating or functioning:
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 functionalism or primarily as a direct fulfillment of a material need.
Medicine/Medical. without a known organic cause or structural change:
a functional disorder.
Compare organic (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 function that has a domain whose elements are functions, 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
relating to the purpose or context of a behaviour
denoting a psychosis such as schizophrenia assumed not to have a direct organic cause, like deterioration or poisoning of the brain Compare organic psychosis
(maths) a function whose domain is a set of functions and whose range is a set of functions or a set of numbers
functional func·tion·al (fŭngk’shə-nəl)
Of or relating to a function.
Affecting the physiological function but not the structure.
Affecting bodily functions but not organic structure, as a disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome. Compare organic.
verb (used with object) 1. to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary furniture, carpets, appliances, etc. 2. to provide or supply (often followed by with): The delay furnished me with the time I needed. noun 3. paper pulp and any ingredients added to it prior to its introduction into a papermaking machine. verb (transitive) […]
[sem-ee-glob-yuh-ler, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈglɒb yə lər, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. possessing the form of half a globe; hemispheric.
adjective 1. (of paint or a painted surface) having a moderate, satiny luster; having or producing a sheen that is neither flat nor highly glossy. noun 2. a paint that has or produces a moderate, satiny sheen.
noun 1. the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe. 2. the Supreme Being considered with reference to a particular attribute: the God of Islam. 3. (lowercase) one of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs. 4. (often lowercase) a supreme being according to some particular […]