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functionalism

noun [U]     /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ specialized
the principle that the most important thing about an object such as a building is its use rather than what it looks likePhilosophy functionalist     /-ɪst/ adjective Philosophy
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