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Structural vs. Functional — What's the Difference?

Structural vs. Functional — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Structural and Functional

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Structural

Of, relating to, having, or characterized by structure
Structural simplicity.
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Functional

Of or relating to a function.
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Structural

Affecting structure
Structural damage.
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Functional

Of, relating to, or indicating a mathematical function or functions.
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Structural

Used in or necessary to building
Structural beams.
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Functional

Designed for or adapted to a particular function or use
Functional architecture.
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Structural

Concerned with or resulting from political or especially economic structure.
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Functional

Capable of performing a function; operative
A functional set of brakes.
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Structural

(Geology) Of or relating to the structure of rocks and other aspects of the earth's crust.
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Functional

Able to function personally or socially despite limitations or impairment
A functional alcoholic.
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Structural

(Biology) Of or relating to organic structure; morphological.
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Functional

(Medicine) Involving physiological function rather than anatomical structure.
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Structural

Relating to or concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study, such as linguistics or the behavioral sciences.
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Functional

A linear function on vectors whose values are scalars.
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Structural

A part of a structure that bears a weight, or the structural piece used for such a part.
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Functional

In good working order.
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Structural

Of, relating to, or having structure.
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Functional

Useful; serving a purpose, fulfilling a function
That sculpture is not merely artistic, but also functional: it can be used as a hatrack.
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Structural

Involving the mechanics of construction.
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Functional

Only for functional purposes, notably in architecture
A functional construction element generally must meet higher technical but lower aesthetical requirements
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Structural

That is lasting. economics
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Functional

(computing theory) Having semantics defined purely in terms of mathematical functions, without side-effects.
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Structural

Structural steel, used in construction.
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Functional

(medicine) Of a disease, such that its symptoms cannot be referred to any appreciable lesion or change of structure; opposed to organic disease, in which the organ itself is affected.
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Structural

Of or pertaining to structure; affecting structure; as, a structural error.
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Functional

(mathematics) A function that takes a function as its argument; More precisely: A function whose argument varies in a space of (real or complex valued) functions and whose value belongs to a monodimensional space. An example is the definite integration of integrable real functions in a real interval.
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Structural

Of or pertaining to organit structure; as, a structural element or cell; the structural peculiarities of an animal or a plant.
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Functional

A scalar-valued linear function on a vector space.
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Structural

Relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure;
Structural unemployment in a technological society
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Functional

(computing) An object encapsulating a function pointer (or equivalent).
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Structural

Relating to or having or characterized by structure;
Structural engineer
Structural errors
Structural simplicity
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Functional

Pertaining to, or connected with, a function or duty; official.
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Structural

Affecting or involved in structure or construction;
The structural details of a house such as beams and joists and rafters; not ornamental elements
Structural damage
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Functional

Pertaining to the function of an organ or part, or to the functions in general; involving or affecting function rather than physiology; as, functional deafness; a functional disease. See functional disease, below.
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Structural

Concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study
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Functional

Designed for or capable of a particular function or use; as, a style of writing in which every word is functional; functional architecture.
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Structural

Pertaining to geological structure;
Geomorphological features of the Black Hills
Morphological features of granite
Structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface
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Functional

Fit or ready for use or service; useable; in working order; as, the toaster was still functional even after being dropped; the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still functional. Antonym of out of order and nonfunctional.
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Structural

Relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals;
Morphological differences
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Functional

Designed to emphasize practical utility rather than artistic or aesthetic purposes; as, functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical; functional architecture; an amateurish device, crude but functional.
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Functional

Designed for or capable of a particular function or use;
A style of writing in which every word is functional
Functional architecture
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Functional

Involving or affecting function rather than physiology;
Functional deafness
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Functional

Relating to or based on function especially as opposed to structure;
The problem now is not a constitutional one; it is a functional one
Delegates elected on a functional rather than a geographical basis
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Functional

Fit or ready for use or service;
The toaster was still functional even after being dropped
The lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
An operational aircraft
The dishwasher is now in working order
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Functional

Designed for or adapted to a function or use;
Functional education selects knowledge that is concrete and usable rather than abstract and theoretical
Functional architecture
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Functional

(of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing;
In running (or working) order
A functional set of brakes
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