Definition of non-functional in English:


Line breaks: non-function¦al
Pronunciation: /nɒnˈfʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n(ə)l


  • 1Not having any particular purpose or function: in some dolphins and small whales, teeth have become virtually non-functional
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    • Also a little creativity can alter a non-functional space into a functional one.
    • We examined what makes an object functional as opposed to non-functional.
    • In addition to functional genes, both clusters contain non-functional pseudogenes.
  • 2Not operating or in working order: the cooker was non-functional except for the hotplate
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    • The rate of change in non-functional sequences is orders of magnitude higher than in functional sequences, for obvious reasons.
    • He said additional toilets would be constructed wherever necessary, while the ones that are non-functional would be made functional.
    • Out of these 140 are functional while 81 are non-functional.

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