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  • adv. In a functional manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a functional manner; as regards normal or appropriate activity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a functional manner; by means of functions; specifically, in zoöl., with reference to function alone: as, the maxillæ of crustaceans are morphologically limbs, but functionally jaws.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with respect to function


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  • "It's what they call functionally obsolete, meaning it's narrow and the trusses have low clearance," Elkins said.

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  • Medicare functionally is just politicians buying votes by promising voters that others will pay their expenses for them.

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  • My approach on eBay is to look for high quality well made items that are in functionally sound condition.

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  • A third question, incidentally, is the role of the Reno Justice Department, and Clinton Administration more broadly, in functionally encouraging these disastrous bureaucratic developments.


  • President Obama on Thursday visited the Brent Spence Bridge, which has been called "functionally obsolete."

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  • Jack, if the purpose of the study was to help members lobby states for (what one presumes is) lower taxes, why would they construct the methodology in a way that you describe as functionally irrelevant to them?


  • The author, Paul Decker, disclaimed the "outworn and futile" ideas of democracy and human equality, and substituted a system in which human beings were evaluated "functionally" - that is to say, by the role each filled in the economic sequence.

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  • Consumers now have very high interaction and user experience expectations, but most service organizations are still stuck in the '80s and '90s when it comes to 'functionally'-led solutions for customers.

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  • Some of you were with me when we visited a bridge between Ohio and Kentucky that's been classified as "functionally obsolete."

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  • This war is shortchanging education -- 33 percent of people in our nation's capital are classified as functionally illiterate, and China is graduating 600,000 engineers per year while we graduate only 70,000.

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