functional (comparative more functional, superlative most functional)
- In good working order.
- Useful; serving a purpose, fulfilling a function
- That sculpture is not merely artistic, but also functional: it can be used as a hatrack.
- Only for functional purposes, notably in architecture
- A functional construction element generally must meet higher technical but lower aesthetical requirements
- (computing theory) Having semantics defined purely in terms of mathematical functions, without side-effects.
- Antonym: imperative, Synonym: pure
- (medicine) Of a disease, such that its symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure; opposed to organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.
- non-functional, nonfunctional, unfunctional
- (medicine: not referrable to a change of structure): organic
- functional anatomy
- functional application
- functional bombing
- functional constraint
- functional decomposition
- functional dependency
- functional design
- functional diagram
- functional disorder
- functional electrical stimulation
- functional error recovery
- functional failure
- functional food
- functional genomics
- functional group
- functional interleaving
- functional magnetic resonance imaging
- functional MR imaging
- functional programming
- functional requirement
- functional reserve
- functional residual capacity
- functional root
- functional specifications
- functional switching circuit
- functional unit
- functional work
- non-functional requirement
- trivial functional dependency
in good working order
useful, serving a purpose
Only for functional purposes, notably in architecture
such that its symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure
having semantics defined purely in terms of mathematical functions, without side-effects
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functional (plural functionals)
- (mathematics) A function that takes a function as its argument; More precisely: A function whose argument varies in a space of (real or complex valued) functions and whose value belongs to a monodimensional space. An example is the definite integration of integrable real functions in a real interval.
- (mathematics, functional analysis) A scalar-valued linear function on a vector space.
- (computing) An object encapsulating a function pointer (or equivalent).
a function that takes a function as its argument
an object encapsulating a function pointer
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- “functional”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “functional”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
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