Functional is that belonging or relative to functions . The concept is linked to something or someone that works or serves. An official may be functional to the interests of the government for example while a table It is functional if it manages to meet the needs of its users.
In general, this adjective is used to refer to what has been designed
centralized in offering ease, comfort and usefulness in your employment .
In this way, based on this meaning, it is interesting to emphasize that within the world of decoration it becomes increasingly common to hear that term. And it is used to refer to all this furniture set whose clear mission is to ensure that people who use it are comfortable with it or find it easy to use.
Certain artifacts allow a person It has greater functionality (it can use itself for different tasks), especially in cases where the subject suffers some type of disability .
A prosthesis or an implant can help make the person more functional, that is, can fulfill more functions in their daily lives. These are objects that help increase capacity. In this sense, the functional is linked to the accessibility , which is that of easy access, treatment or understanding. A functional object is a technical aid that guarantees greater accessibility; therefore, it improves the quality of life and the autonomy of the people.
In the field of mathematics, for example, the functional term is also used with some frequency. Specifically, it is used to refer to a series of functions. Thus, for example, there would be the so-called functional equations that are those that are formed by a series of unknowns and independent variables that have to be solved.
In computer science, the term that now concerns us is also used. In its case, it is used to construct the expression "functional programming", which is the one that is a fundamental pillar of programming and is based on a set of arithmetic functions.
And all this without forgetting that the concept we are addressing is also used in the field of music. Specifically, in this area we talk about functional music that is one that is characterized by the fact that it is composed and used for a specific and determined purpose. In this way, for example, it can be interpreted for a particular religious or civil act, to sell a product, to identify with a sports celebration or to act as a film's soundtrack.
The functional grammar is that based on the study of the functions of the elements that constitute a language . The linguistics and other social sciences have a current known as functionalism , specialized in the analysis of systems as an integrated, coherent and functional whole.
In the chemistry , is known as functional group to the atom or set of atoms that give characteristic chemical properties to a certain organic molecule.