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Princeton's WordNet

  1. operation, functioning, performanceadjective

    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. functioningadjective

    performing or able to perform its regular function

    "a functioning flashlight"


  1. functioningnoun

    Action of the verb function.

  2. functioningnoun

    Manner by which something functions; the workings.

  3. functioningadjective

    Functional, working

Editors Contribution

  1. functioningverb

    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. Allan Fromberg:

    There have been some complaints that the mute button or the off button were not functioning.

  2. Andy Hill:

    This is a critical problem to the functioning of markets, without secondary market liquidity, primary issuance will be impaired. We're in a fragile state now.

  3. Emily Bartlett:

    When your digestive system is functioning properly, your metabolism is working properly and your whole body can function more optimally, including your hormones.

  4. Phil Vetrano:

    They’ve been a tremendous comfort just to see how you go on living after something like this, to see them still functioning […] because when it happens to you, you don’t think you can ever get up in the morning again.

  5. Julie Schweitzer:

    The movement likely increases noradrenergic and/or dopamine functioning in the brain, which then enhances attention to the target stimuli.

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