functionalism functionalism


  1. (n) a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
  2. (n) any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose


  1. A devotee of functionalism, Rand was one of the first to bring modern design's simplicity to commercial art.
  2. It necessarily follows that true functionalism in man-made edifices must include artistic expression.
  3. His diagnosis: modern architects are actually too conservative in their insistence on functionalism at any cost.
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