Re: Functionality

Subject: Re: Functionality
From: Sue Heim <sue -at- RIS -dot- RISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 12:37:53 PST

To Elsa's request:
> Howdy! Can I get some opinions on using the word "functionality" --
> is it just an inflation of "function" (some of my best friends are
> engineers) or is it worth the difference? Thanks.

Paul Dixon wrote:
> It's not a word. People think it is, but it isn't. Try using
> function or functions.

It *is* a word, and is listed in my Webster's under "functional." And
yes, I use it all the time (as in the "functionality of the
program..." or "we are changing the functionality of the program")
intending it to mean "the functions that a program is supposed to

Sue Heim
Research Information Systems
Carlsbad, California USA
Email: Sue -at- ris -dot- risinc -dot- com

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