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adjective     functional pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    designed to be good at doing a particular job

    These traditional tools are both functional and attractive.

    highly functional:

    the highly functional arrangement of the control panel

  2. 2
    operating in the correct way
    fully functional:

    The new hospital isn’t fully functional as yet but should be very soon.

  3. 3
    relating to the purpose or function of something

    structural and functional descriptions of language

    A purely functional view of an organization doesn’t work any more.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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