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Princeton's WordNet

  1. operation, functioning, performance(adj)

    process or manner of functioning or operating

    "the power of its engine determines its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"

  2. functioning(adj)

    performing or able to perform its regular function

    "a functioning flashlight"


  1. functioning(Noun)

    Action of the verb function.

  2. functioning(Noun)

    Manner by which something functions; the workings.

  3. functioning(Adjective)

    Functional, working

Editors Contribution

  1. functioning

    Verb form of the word function.

    The machinery was functioning at an optimum level.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of functioning in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of functioning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of functioning in a Sentence

  1. Gillian Hawker:

    People with a lot of joint pain have difficulty sleeping, which can result in greater fatigue and depressed mood and pain severity, physical activity, which is the primary therapy for knee osteoarthritis, helps sleep, pain, mood and functioning.

  2. Keisha Lance Bottoms:

    We are hosting one of the biggest, most-watched events in the world in just a few weeks, and there are real concerns about will our airport be up and functioning in a way that we need it to be.

  3. Suresh Subburaman:

    We are open and we are somehow functioning. But we are running at a no-loss, no-gain situation. This is our only business. We have no other option. We have to run it, earlier the water would come every day at home. Now, we get it every three to four days. We store the water in a small tank or 20-liter plastic pots at home.

  4. Barber B. Conable, Jr:

    Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.

  5. Irwin Redlener:

    In the short term, I'm not very worried much about the public health impact, but every day that passes presents a new threat that something will happen that could have been prevented if the government was functioning at full throttle.

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