functional functional  /ˈfəŋkʃə nəl/


  1. (adj) designed for or capable of a particular function or use
  2. (adj) involving or affecting function rather than physiology
  3. (adj) relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure
  4. (adj) fit or ready for use or service
  5. (adj) designed for or adapted to a function or use
  6. (adj) (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing



  • Now Ali is firing functional versions of the faulty gene back into the photoreceptor cells, and the one-time procedure could permanently cure the blindness.


  1. Burcon Sets Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Call for June 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Burcon NutraScience Corporation , a leader in functional, renewable plant proteins, will hold a conference call on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Synopsys Delivers 2X Speedup for Implementing and Verifying Functional ECOs

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: New Synopsys Formality ® Ultra solution cuts days of effort for each functional engineering change order (ECO) Includes advanced matching, ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Functional Technologies' Creditor Gives Notice of Application to Lift Stay of Bankruptcy

    Functional Technologies Corp. reports that its largest creditor, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency , has set down a court application for an immediate termination of the stay of bankruptcy that would ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "For the previous six months, the Justice Department has been virtually non-functional and desperately needs new leadership. Democrats will not obstruct or impede a nominee who we are confident will put the rule of law above political...
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: USA Today

  2. "That's pretty incredible," said Justice Samuel Alito. "You think that if a book was published, a campaign biography that was the functional equivalent of express advocacy, that could be banned?"
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Samuel Alito Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "It means a lot and obviously the functional football part of it, but we all know it is much deeper than that," Meyer said. "He is unbelievable for college football. When my daughter texts me in the morning and quotes the bible verse he has...
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Urban Meyer Source: Razorback Central

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