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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel fuhngk-shuh n]
    • /wɛl ˈfʌŋk ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel fuhngk-shuh n]
    • /wɛl ˈfʌŋk ʃən/

Definitions of well-functioning word

  • noun well-functioning the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role. 1
  • noun well-functioning any ceremonious public or social gathering or occasion. 1
  • noun well-functioning a factor related to or dependent upon other factors: Price is a function of supply and demand. 1
  • noun well-functioning Mathematics. Also called correspondence, map, mapping, transformation. a relation between two sets in which one element of the second set is assigned to each element of the first set, as the expression y = x 2 ; operator. Also called multiple-value function. a relation between two sets in which two or more elements of the second set are assigned to each element of the first set, as y 2 = x 2 , which assigns to every x the two values y = + x and y = − x. a set of ordered pairs in which none of the first elements of the pairs appears twice. 1
  • noun well-functioning Geometry. a formula expressing a relation between the angles of a triangle and its sides, as sine or cosine. hyperbolic function. 1
  • noun well-functioning Grammar. the grammatical role a linguistic form has or the position it occupies in a particular construction. the grammatical roles or the positions of a linguistic form or form class collectively. 1

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Origin of well-functioning

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
1525-35; < Latin functiōn- (stem of functiō) a performance, execution, equivalent to funct(us) (past participle of fungī) performed, executed + -iōn- -ion

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well-functioning popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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