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If i want to say that a certain tool can only only do one thing then how do i call it? I thought of unifunctional,but i don't think it's a real and formal word.

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  • I guess you are a non-native speaker, but not entirely new here. This is an English language Q&A. Please capitalize the first person singular. No offense.
    – Kris
    Jan 7, 2018 at 13:18
  • How about single-purpose? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-purpose
    – Kris
    Jan 7, 2018 at 13:23

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Monofunctional is the word you seek. Wiktionary, which licenses its text under CC-BY-SA 3.0. terms, primarily defines it as meaning "Having a single function."

In informal contexts, you might term someone or something that can do only one thing as a one trick pony.

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  • Usage-use, the term is almost entirely related to chemistry/medicine.
    – Kris
    Jan 7, 2018 at 13:22
  • Which? mono- or multi-?
    – KarlG
    Jan 7, 2018 at 13:44

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