Definition of functionality in English:

functionality

noun

  • 1The quality of being suited to serve a purpose well; practicality:

    ‘I like the feel and functionality of this bakeware’
    • ‘These consumers tend to buy luxury products for their superior functionality and quality.’
    • ‘When you look at the versatility, durability, functionality and quality of our equipment we are very well off.’
    • ‘I was really impressed with the ease of use, ergonomics, and functionality built into the web meeting application.’
    • ‘To me the test of good technology is functionality, ability to enhance the quality of my life, and absence of moral conundrums.’
    • ‘We have far superior restroom functionality and standards here.’
    • ‘The English language has no easy way to distinguish between statements of functionality and purposefulness.’
    • ‘So this is a slight downside of the new machine. It isn't a problem in terms of functionality, but it is a little bit of a problem in terms of design and convenience.’
    • ‘Publishers are looking at ways in which they can improve services and functionality.’
    • ‘It was loved for its reliability, sporty styling, functionality and utility.’
    • ‘Adding a rustic butcher block island creates a wonderful visual effect as well as provides useful functionality.’
    • ‘You can get the best quality material for your cabinets but lose out on their functionality.’
    • ‘Great architecture integrates functionality and fitness for purpose with a wealth of other values.’
    • ‘People want functionality and quality, but also want to make a statement; they want to be cool.’
    • ‘We throw away stuff not because it's outlived its usefulness or functionality but its novelty.’
    • ‘Aesthetic quality and functionality were the decisive criteria for the choice of materials.’
    • ‘Innovative material developments, lots of hidden functionality and new finishing techniques mean a high degree of wear comfort.’
    • ‘The rooms they're served in exhibit durability and functionality instead of style, and they rarely ever change.’
    • ‘The status of industrial designers has been steadily rising as consumers demand more than just functionality from the objects that surround them.’
    • ‘Therefore, usability concerns interfere with understanding purpose and functionality.’
    • ‘Everyone recognizes that we have come a very long way in bringing superior quality and functionality within reach of the masses.’
    functionalism, functionality, serviceability
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    1. 1.1 The purpose that something is designed or expected to fulfil:
      ‘manufacturing processes may be affected by the functionality of the product’
      • ‘You can't let that get to you, because then, again, your functionality, your daily chores can't get done.’
      • ‘Our patent pending headset is unique in design and functionality.’
      • ‘In fact, judging surveying texts by their practical functionality empties them of their politics.’
      • ‘The people's choice will be based on factors like functionality, quality, and convenience, rather than on customer lock-in.’
      • ‘The internals appear to be well thought out with a design towards functionality rather than good looks.’
      • ‘‘It was ideal - it wasn't too far from where we were and its functionality fits our needs perfectly,’ says Rob.’
      • ‘Names and labels are less important to him than functionality and design integrity.’
      • ‘Judges liked the purity and functionality of design and the way it expressed the quality of the material.’
      • ‘His kitchen is a showpiece of streamlined functionality.’
      • ‘The current industry trend is towards cleaner designs with more intuitive functionality.’
      • ‘There's no difference in functionality or image quality between them.’
      • ‘The institutions of political and social governance provide a husk of functionality and mask these problems for those that do not wish to see, or do not care.’
      • ‘We also know that we need to do something like that where we can combine design with functionality and flexibility in an emotional package.’
      • ‘Only with limits can the objectives be explicit and practical, and only with limits can there be functionality.’
      • ‘The architects and urban planners should be on guard to make sure that functionality for one purpose does not negate functionality for the long term.’
      • ‘Striking that balance between design and functionality is what's going to be so important as we move forward.’
      • ‘It is easy for a designer to get caught up in the aesthetic, but for the sake of functionality, if the type is illegible, the piece is not a success.’
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      • ‘That is, truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form.’
      • ‘If it was damaged beyond repair, well it must have some functionality even after it can no longer serve its original function.’
  • 2The range of operations that can be run on a computer or other electronic system:

    ‘new software with additional functionality’
    • ‘It does not stop there, because the same object has built-in functionality to go with the style: power points and phone sockets for internet access.’
    • ‘The functionality of an artefact corresponds to the range of functions it exhibits or the experience it provides.’
    • ‘Well, the new phone has passed the test - it's a little heavier than my old one, but the improved functionality and lack of scuffs and scratches makes up for that.’
    • ‘Another particular anxiety of mine was the way that one structured the link-text when one had so many specific types of information and functionality to hang off the link.’
    • ‘In this exercise we are going to give functionality to the Add, Clear, and Exit buttons.’
    • ‘It's akin to cell phones adding all sorts of new functionality and services.’
    • ‘Again, IM clients have been designed with functionality in mind, not security.’
    • ‘The opt-in functionality and quality subscriber database have been found to be important elements in wireless advertising.’
    • ‘To make best use of existing technology investment and implement future-proof design and platform functionality.’
    • ‘Crucial to effectiveness, is the efficient transfer of tactical data and functionality using Web services.’
    • ‘Our discussion of adding this functionality will look at inheritance, adding properties to Web controls, and a brief look at maintaining property state in Web controls across postbacks.’
    • ‘Also, he says it will take at least three or four years to deliver functionality such as demand planning or quality management on the Web.’
    • ‘If the user could add mood in a single location and make it available to a variety of applications, the added functionality would vastly increase incentive to track the data.’
    • ‘There was to be an incredibly customisable interface, not just skins, but how it all worked, so more experienced users would have more functionality available.’
    • ‘Her test data clearly shows the need to open functionality applications in a new window.’
    • ‘With a little bit of practice, you should be able to add extended CD functionality to your repertoire of technology tricks.’
    • ‘Navigation systems are another area in IP functionality expected to see continued growth.’
    • ‘In traditional systems, you'll find this functionality in modules like purchasing and accounts payable.’
    • ‘This is a serious question - why does the National Party keep having design and functionality issues with their website?’
    • ‘On average, we use our phones two to three hours per week and make purchasing decisions based primarily on price, functionality and reception.’
    • ‘Within six years of our launch, we have continually added an unrivalled blend of new products, new services, and new functionality to the site.’
    • ‘He'll give you his impressions of functionality, image quality and user interface.’
    • ‘It's already difficult to predict how technological objects will behave when their functionality is hidden in black boxes and radio waves.’
    • ‘In the broadband age, graphics-rich art sites have come into their own, showing a remarkable advance in quality and functionality.’
    • ‘It's not required and is highly configurable meaning that you can use this extra functionality in a few different ways, from the least strict to the most.’

Pronunciation:

functionality

/fʌŋkʃəˈnaləti/