functional

[fuhngk-shuh-nl]

adjective

noun

Mathematics. a function that has a domain whose elements are functions, sets, or the like, and that assumes numerical values.

Origin of functional

First recorded in 1625–35; function + -al1
Related formsfunc·tion·al·i·ty, nounfunc·tion·al·ly, adverbhy·per·func·tion·al, adjectivehy·per·func·tion·al·ly, adverbmul·ti·func·tion·al, adjectivenon·func·tion·al, adjectivenon·func·tion·al·ly, adverbpre·func·tion·al, adjectivesem·i·func·tion·al, adjectivesem·i·func·tion·al·ly, adverbsub·func·tion·al, adjectivesub·func·tion·al·ly, adverbsu·per·func·tion·al, adjectiveun·func·tion·al, adjectiveun·func·tion·al·ly, adverb
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Related Words for functionality

performance, purpose, service, process, use, component

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British Dictionary definitions for functionality

functionality

noun plural -ities

the quality of being functional
computing a function or range of functions in a computer, program, package, etc

functional

adjective

of, involving, or containing a function or functions
practical rather than decorative; utilitarianfunctional architecture
capable of functioning; working
med affecting a function of an organ without structural change
psychol
  1. relating to the purpose or context of a behaviour
  2. denoting a psychosis such as schizophrenia assumed not to have a direct organic cause, like deterioration or poisoning of the brainCompare organic psychosis

noun

maths a function whose domain is a set of functions and whose range is a set of functions or a set of numbers
Derived Formsfunctionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for functionality

functional

adj.

1630s; as a term in architecture, "utilitarian," 1928; see function (n.) + -al (1). Related: Functionally; functionality.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

functionality in Medicine

functional

[fŭngkshə-nəl]

adj.

Of or relating to a function.
Affecting the physiological function but not the structure.
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functionality in Science

functional

[fŭngkshə-nəl]

Affecting bodily functions but not organic structure, as a disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome. Compare organic.
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