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 for functional
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Functional \Func"tion*al\ (f[u^][ng]k"sh[u^]n*al), a.
     1. Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty;
        official.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Pathology, Physiol.) 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. [WordNet sense 2]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Designed for or capable of a particular function or use;
        as, a style of writing in which every word is functional;
        functional architecture. [WordNet sense 1]
        [WordNet 1.6]
  
     4. 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.
        [WordNet sense 4 & 6]
  
     Syn: usable, useable, in working order(predicate), operable,
          operational, running(prenominal), operative.
          [WordNet 1.6]
  
     5. 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.
        [WordNet 1.6]
  
     Functional disease (Med.), a disease of which the symptoms
        cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of
        structure; the derangement of an organ arising from a
        cause, often unknown, external to itself opposed to
        organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  functional
      adj 1: designed for or capable of a particular function or use;
             "a style of writing in which every word is functional";
             "functional architecture" [ant: nonfunctional]
      2: involving or affecting function rather than physiology;
         "functional deafness" [ant: organic]
      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"; "the lawnmower is a bit
         rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the
         dishwasher is now in working order" [syn: functional,
         usable, useable, operable, operational]
      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
         running (or working) order"; "a functional set of brakes"
         [syn: running(a), operative, functional, working(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "functional":
     acting, active, adjectival, advantageous, adverbial, agential,
     agentival, agentive, appropriate, at work, attributive, banausic,
     behavioral, beneficial, commodious, conjunctive, copulative,
     correct, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, employable,
     essential, expedient, fitting, formal, functioning, glossematic,
     go, going, going on, good for, grammatic, handy, helpful,
     important, in exercise, in force, in hand, in operation, in play,
     in practice, in process, in the works, inaction, industrial,
     intransitive, linking, managerial, manipulational,
     neuropsychiatric, nominal, of general utility, of help, of service,
     of use, official, on foot, on the fire, ongoing, operating,
     operational, operative, participial, performing, postpositional,
     practicable, practical, practicing, pragmatical, prepositional,
     pro, professional, pronominal, proper, psychiatric,
     psychobiological, psychodynamic, psychogenic, psychological,
     psychoneurological, psychopathic, psychopathological,
     psychophysical, psychophysiological, psychosexual, psychosocial,
     psychosomatic, psychotic, running, serviceable, serving,
     structural, substantive, syntactic, tagmemic, technical,
     transitive, useful, utilitarian, verbal, vocational, working
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  functional
  
     1. Working correctly.
  
     2. Pertaining to functional programming.
  
     3. higher-order function.
  

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