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functional British & World English

Of or having a special activity, purpose, or task

functional English Thesaurus

an ugly functional concrete building

functional food British & World English

A food containing health-giving additives

non-functional British & World English

Not having any particular purpose or function

cross-functional British & World English

Denoting or relating to a system whereby people from different areas of an organization work together as a team

functional grammar British & World English

A theory of grammar concerned with the social and pragmatic functions of language, relating these to both formal syntactic properties and prosodic properties

functional group British & World English

A group of atoms responsible for the characteristic reactions of a particular compound

functional shift British & World English

A shift in the use of a word to a new grammatical function, such as the use of the nouns contact and impact as verbs

structural-functional British & World English

Of or relating to the structure and function of something; (Sociology and Cultural Anthropol.) = structural functionalist adjective.

functional illiterate British & World English

A person whose level of ability to read and write is below that needed to do the ordinary tasks required to function normally in society

functional medicine British & World English

Medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs, usually involving systems of holistic or alternative medicine

multifunctional British & World English

Having or fulfilling several functions

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