Re: Functionalities vs Functionality

Subject: Re: Functionalities vs Functionality
From: Lisa Higgins <lisa -at- DRDDO1 -dot- EI -dot- LUCENT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 10:33:00 +0000

> I would like to get another opinion on the word "functionalities."
>
> Can (or should) I do a Replace All in my docs, changing "functionalities"
> to "functionality"?
>
> I really hate that word, "functionalities."

Function - Noun.

Functional - Adverbial form of the noun "function."

Functionality - Nominal form of the adverbial form of the noun
"function."

In other words, you can probably change all of your 'functionalities'
to 'functions' and/or 'function.' The only value-add I can see to
'functionality' is pomposity.

Mmmm. Pomposity.

Lisa.
lhiggins -at- lucent -dot- com

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