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malfunction

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verb mal·func·tion \ˌmal-ˈfəŋ(k)-shən\

Simple Definition of malfunction

  • : to fail to function or work properly

Full Definition of malfunction

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to function imperfectly or badly :  fail to operate normally

malfunction noun

Examples of malfunction

  1. A software problem is causing the system to malfunction.



1958

First Known Use of malfunction

1958


Medical Dictionary

malfunction

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intransitive verb mal·func·tion \(ˈ)mal-ˈfəŋ(k)-shən\

Medical Definition of malfunction

  1. :  to function imperfectly or badly :  fail to operate in the normal or usual manner <malfunctioning kidneys>

  2. malfunction noun





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