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functioning

[ fuhngk-shuh-ning ]
/ ˈfʌŋk ʃə nɪŋ /
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adjective

performing a specified action or activity; working; operating: My son has only one functioning kidney.
(of a person with addiction or other illness or disability) able to cope with everyday life, as at home or at work: a functioning alcoholic with a successful career; functioning diabetics.See also high-functioning.

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Origin of functioning

First recorded in 1835–40; in 1970–75 for def. 2; function (in the sense “to perform an action”) + -ing2
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