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American English: /ˈfəŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
British English: /ˈfʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n(ə)l/

Translation of functional in Spanish:


  • 1 (functioning)
    en buen estado (de funcionamiento)
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps the most interesting aspect is the contrast between this flamboyant style and some of the more functional, if effective, tactics employed by Europe's top sides.
    • In fact, an attack may have no functional effect either - it may create directly an operational effect on the decisionmaker.
    • The Dolby Digital 2.0 track is uninspiring, but completely functional and effective for a dialogue-driven feature.
  • 2 (practical)
    Example sentences
    • Once again, Pearl Izumi has designed a functional and attractive article of clothing that is not only great on the bike but in other uses as well.
    • That is, sites that are attractive, practical, functional, and interesting.
    • It's an attractive and functional design and a excellent exemplar of public art.
  • 3 (Medicine)
    Example sentences
    • The challenge is to reliably sift out and satisfactorily reassure the 40% with functional disease without missing those with more serious pathology.
    • Malnutrition, typhus, tuberculosis, sepsis, and universal diarrhoea (probably functional rather than infective) were rife.
    • Patients with predominant epigastric pain without peptic ulcer disease or oesophagitis have functional dyspepsia.
    Example sentences
    • The cases have been described as either a ‘toxic psychosis’ or a functional psychosis.
    • This discussion focuses on the acute treatment of functional psychosis.
    • The main differential diagnosis of delirium is from a functional psychosis (such as schizophrenia and manic depression) and from dementia.
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