- n a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
- n any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose
- A devotee of functionalism, Rand was one of the first to bring modern design's simplicity to commercial art.
- It necessarily follows that true functionalism in man-made edifices must include artistic expression.
- Many a tradition-minded Athenian, knowing Gropius only as the high priest of modernism, with its flat roofs, ribbon windows, concrete, steel and glass functionalism, promptly got .