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functionalism

func·tion·al·ism

functionalism

 
pronunciation:
fuhngk sh n lih zm
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the idea that the function of an object should determine its structure or design.
definition 2: an early twentieth-century design movement that took this idea as its doctrine.
definition 3: any doctrine that stresses function, use, or practicality.
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