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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. Stephen Miller:

    The situation in the federal judiciary with respect to these nationwide injunctions, which have proliferated to an unprecedented degree, is intolerable. And it impedes democracy from functioning.

  2. Nick Dulvy:

    Most sharks are important predators and therefore can play key roles in keeping ecosystems functioning. Depletion of sharks is expected to have negative effects on populations of prey species, many of which may be also be sharks, or rays.

  3. Allan Fromberg:

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

  4. Bill Jallah:

    People said: 'he must have been violent during the war', before throwing stones and coming at me with sticks, many struggle to believe a mentally ill person can have a job and a wife - and be a fully functioning member of society.

  5. President Biden:

    They at least profess to agree with us that a functioning, secure, and operational airport is essential to the well-being of the Afghan people and the maintenance of the Afghan economy.

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    A state of immorality or sin
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