Definition of functionally adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfʌŋkʃənəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌŋkʃənəli//
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  1. 1connected with the purpose of something Elastic fibres are functionally important components of skin. This process is functionally equivalent to swarming in honeybees. adults who are functionally illiterate (= not able to read and write well enough to cope with everyday situations)
  2. 2in a practical and useful way; with little or no decoration The workroom is a functionally designed space that is simple and comfortable.