Meaning of “functionality” in the English Dictionary

"functionality" in English

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functionalitynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌfʌŋk.ʃənˈæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌfʌŋk.ʃənˈæl.ə.t̬i/

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  • Most scanners are bundled with OCR software, but these OCR packages are often older or "brain-damaged" versions, with their functionality deliberately lowered. 
  • Such payment may or may not buy additional support or functionality. 

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

"functionality" in Business English

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/ˌfʌŋkʃənˈæləti/ us /-ətIi/ uk plural functionalities

[ C or U ] IT the tasks that a computer, software program, or piece of electronic equipment is able to do:

Banks have realized they need to provide additional functionality at ATMs.
With an out-of-date browser, some of the layout and functionalities on the web site may not work as intended.

[ U ] the quality of being useful, practical, and right for the purpose for which something was made:

In civil engineering, a major component of functionality is safety.

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

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