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adjective functional pronunciation in British English /ˈfʌŋkʃ(ə)nəl/
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  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
    1. a.
      practical and simple, with no unnecessary features or decorations
      a house filled with functional furniture
  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.
  4. 4
    helping something to operate well or correctly
    The author sees sports events as functional to society.


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