Examples of malfunction in a Sentence
A software problem is causing the system to malfunction.
Recent Examples of malfunction from the Web
Apparently, the drainage systems in The Swamp are malfunctioning as well.
A test in 2008 used an older model SM-3 to destroy a malfunctioning satellite in orbit.
With debris from last weekend’s flash flood still piled up on sidewalks and their city under a state of emergency, New Orleans residents looked ahead warily Friday to the prospect of more rain taxing the city’s malfunctioning pump system.
By the end of the inning, the Cardinals had put up six runs, and the Kansas City defense had malfunctioned again.
COLUMBUS - The family of 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell, who was killed Wednesday after an Ohio State Fair ride malfunctioned, has retained attorneys to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The stadium's malfunctioning video board in left field sat dark during the Stars' final seasons.
In that incident, a fridge malfunctioned on the fourth floor and caught ignited much of the building.
A MDA handout from 2016 lists the previous 13 tests, not including four in which the test missile malfunctioned and interceptors were not launched.
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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.
First Known Use of malfunction
MALFUNCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of malfunction for English Language Learners
: to fail to function or work properly
medical Definition of malfunction
- malfunctioning kidneys
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