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'functional' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'functional'
1. designed for or capable of a particular function or use
a style of writing in which every word is functional
functional architecture
2. involving or affecting function rather than physiology
functional deafness
3. relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure
the problem now is not a constitutional one; it is a functional one
delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis
4. fit or ready for use or service
the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
5. designed for or adapted to a function or use
functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical
functional architecture
6. (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
in functional order
a functional set of brakes
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Antonym
  • nonfunctional
  • organic
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    The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art. - Click here to find out.
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    Certain female species of spiders such as the Australian crab spider, sacrifice their bodies as a food source for their offspring.