malfunction


mal·func·tion

intransitive verb \ˌmal-ˈfəŋ(k)-shən\

: to fail to function or work properly

Full Definition of MALFUNCTION

:  to function imperfectly or badly :  fail to operate normally
malfunction noun

Examples of MALFUNCTION

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

First Known Use of MALFUNCTION

1958

mal·func·tion

intransitive verb \(ˈ)mal-ˈfəŋ(k)-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALFUNCTION

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

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