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functionalist

[fuhngk-shuh-nl-ist] /ˈfʌŋk ʃə nl ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who advocates, or works according to, the principles of functionalism.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to functionalism.
3.
built or made according to the principles of Functionalism by a person associated with the movement.
Also, Functionalist.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; functional + -ist
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Examples from the web for functionalist
  • Politics is its own functionalist faith, a powerfully coercive one.
  • The place is minimalist but comfortable, with an emphasis on durable, functionalist furniture.

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