Focus on the pronunciation of functional
English definition of “functional”
› 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 › The new business plan rendered the department's computers functionally obsolete. → See also cross-functional