Meaning of “functionalism” in the English Dictionary

"functionalism" in British English

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functionalismnoun [ U ]

us uk /ˈfʌŋk.ʃən.əl.ɪ.zəm/ specialized

(Definition of “functionalism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"functionalism" in Business English

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functionalismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfʌŋkʃənəlɪzəm/ us HR

the idea that products, organizations, etc. should be designed to be practical and useful:

The new anti-consumers are shunning supermarket functionalism in favour of local traders and farmers' markets.

(Definition of “functionalism” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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