how to pronounce functioning


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functioning is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of functioning in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you are just functioning at full speed …”

meanings of functioning


  1. Functional, working.
  2. Mentally disabled but still able to survive in wider society.


  1. Manner by which something functions; the workings.
  2. Action of the verb function.


  1. Present participle of function.

functioning frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word functioning occurs in english on average 8.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics functioning can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that functioning can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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