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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of malfunction

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

malfunction

noun

Examples of malfunction in a sentence

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



Did You Know?

A malfunctioning switch might keep us from turning on a light. A malfunctioning heart valve might require replacement with an artificial valve, and if your immune system malfunctions it may start to attack healthy cells. And a malfunction in a voting machine could result in hundreds of votes being miscounted.

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>

malfunction

noun




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