Functional

Definition of Functional

Func´tion`al   Pronunciation: fŭņk´shŭn`al
a.1.Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty; official.
2.(Pathology, Physiol.) Pertaining to the function of an organ or part, or to the functions in general; involving or affecting function rather than physiology; as, functional deafness; a functional disease. See functional disease, below.
3.Designed for or capable of a particular function or use; as, a style of writing in which every word is functional; functional architecture.
4.Fit or ready for use or service; useable; in working order; as, the toaster was still functional even after being dropped; the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still functional. Antonym of out of order and nonfunctional.
5.Designed to emphasize practical utility rather than artistic or aesthetic purposes; as, functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical; functional architecture; an amateurish device, crude but functional.
Functional disease
(Med.) a disease of which the symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure; the derangement of an organ arising from a cause, often unknown, external to itself opposed to organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.

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