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functional

adjective
 
 
/ˈfʌŋkʃənəl/
working in the expected or necessary way: The timeline is for the site to be fully functional in 18 months.
HR, WORKPLACE relating to the different areas of skill in a business: functional areas/departments/expertise Taxpayers will save time and resources by dealing with one team rather than several different functional areas.
designed for a practical purpose rather than for the way something looks: highly functional but stylistically unremarkable designs
functionally adverb →  See also cross-functional
(Definition of functional from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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