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functional

 [fungk´shun-al]
1. pertaining to or fulfilling a function.
2. affecting the function but not the structure.
functional disease (functional disorder) a disease or disorder of physiological function having no known organic basis. Although not strictly correct, the term is often used in psychiatry for disorders that are psychogenic and in other branches of medicine to refer to any that are idiopathic.
functional method a type of nursing care delivery system; see nursing practice.

functional method

a type of nursing care delivery system.
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With the functional method, the work is divided up and assigned by project or distinct function.
Designers are looking for a cost-efficient, simple, functional method of adding Wi-Fi or HDD capability to their systems, while still leveraging the substantial hardware and software investments already made.
KLYP offers a stylish, functional method of attaching supports and additional lights to the phone, making it easier to FaceTime, Skype, and capture images and video.
Material from the conference is in sections on many-body techniques, the density functional method and its applications, atomic clusters, phase transitions, superconductivity and Bose-Einstein condensation, electronic phenomena in solids and plasmas, theoretical aspects of hydrogen fuel cells, quark-gluon dynamics for hadronic matter, and nuclear structure.

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