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See the entry forfunctioning.
Present participle offunction.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (operation)
a. el funcionamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Certain vitamins and minerals are important for the proper functioning of the brain.Ciertas vitaminas y minerales son importantes para el buen funcionamiento del cerebro.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (in operation)
a. en funcionamiento
After the collapse of the coal industry, there is only one functioning mine left in this area.Tras el colapso de la industria del carbón, en esta zona solo queda una mina en funcionamiento.
3. (working properly)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Our aim is to rehabilitate patients so that they can become functioning members of society.Nuestro objetivo es rehabilitar a los pacientes para que puedan funcionar correctamente en la sociedad.
The country no longer has a functioning democracy.Ya no puede decirse que el país tenga una democracia.
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