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Definition of functionalism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

functionalism

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈfʌŋkʃənəˌlɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the idea or belief that the most important thing about the style or design of a building or object is how it is going to be used, not how it will look
functionalist
 
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NAmE//ˈfʌŋkʃənəlɪst//
 
noun
functionalist
 
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adjective [usually before noun]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: functionalism