Definitions for "Functional"
Designed for or capable of a particular function or use; as, a style of writing in which every word is functional; functional architecture.
Designed to emphasize practical utility rather than artistic or aesthetic purposes; as, functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical; functional architecture; an amateurish device, crude but functional.
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"
a function from a space of functions to scalar s
is a scalar-valued continuous linear function defined on a normed linear space.
Fit or ready for use or service; useable; in working order; as, the toaster was still functional even after being dropped; the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still functional. Antonym of out of order and nonfunctional.
The action for which an item, component or system is specially fitted.
The term 'functional' is used in opposition to 'organic'. Whereas 'organic' disorders are directly due to brain damage, 'functional' disorders represent a reaction to disability or to the horrific experiences of an accident. Disorders which are 'functional' may nevertheless carry a very poor prognosis (see POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER).
incontinence – incontinence due to a person's inability to gain access to a toilet. This can be due to mental or physical impairment.
foods and drinks which are enhanced in some way, e.g. with added ingredients, to have a positive, beneficial effect on the body in general, or on a particular function of the body e.g. the digestion. Also referred to as nutraceuticals. See also specific reference to e.g. probiotic, prebiotic, etc.
Biological/physiological role of a gene, gene product (protein, enzyme). Functional assays assess the this role.
Affecting physiological or psychological functions but not the organic structure.
Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty; official.
Pertaining to the function of an organ or part, or to the functions in general; involving or affecting function rather than physiology; as, functional deafness; a functional disease. See functional disease, below.
Pertaining to the natural action of a part, which may vary somewhat without an actual change in the structure of the organ or part.
Keywords:  christology, see
See Functional christology
the degree to which an activity or skill has meaning for a student in current or future integrated environments and results in increased capacity or independence; functional skill instruction is based upon a student's needs in his or her home, school, community, and workplace
Medicine Also called complementary medicine, integrative medicine, or natural medicine, this discipline focuses on using a holistic approach to analyze and treat interdependent systems of the body and to create a dynamic balance integral for good health.
a mathematical operation that pairs a function with a real value y ( e
In mathematics, the term functional is applied to certain functions. There are two common ways it is applied: these are related historically, but diverged somewhat during the twentieth century.
a mapping from a set of functions to the real numbers
a mapping that assigns a real value to a function
a mapping from paths of functions to the reals (e.g. a value function defined by a mapping from possible paths of choices) Source: econterms
Designed to be practical; utilitarian.
(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing; "in running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
Disease in which there is no significant anatomical change in the tissues or organs to account for the change in function or the performance of the body.
Performing, or able to perform, a function.
Keywords:  plc, phase, modules, defining
Phase of the PLC defining modules.
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"
a formula that produces a number from a set of variables
a function of a function and depends on the entire path of one or more functions rather than a number of discrete variables
Operational, working.
an adjective meaning “working properly.
Refers to how something works.
Keywords:  condition, change, organic, one
condition is one in which there is no organic change.