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1       adj   Functional things are useful rather than decorative.  
...modern, functional furniture..., The decor is functional.     
2       adj   Functional means relating to the way in which something works or operates, or relating to how useful it is.  
ADJ n  
...rules defining the territorial boundaries and functional limits of the local state.     
3       adj   Functional equipment works or operates in the way that it is supposed to.   (=operational)  
We have fully functional smoke alarms on all staircases.     
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hard-wearing, operative, practical, serviceable, useful, utilitarian, utility, working  

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