Examples of malfunction in a Sentence
A software problem is causing the system to malfunction.
Recent Examples of malfunction from the Web
Aboard the ship, which was advertised as a luxury vessel that adhered to international and Peruvian standards, there was a series of safety lapses, according to the report: The fire alarm malfunctioned and did not sound.
The air bags can malfunction, sending shards of metal at drivers and passengers, and are linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide.
In 2014, Brendan Rosko died in a Pennsylvania car crash after an extinguisher used by first responders malfunctioned.
According to the district attorney’s office, the initial sting operation was set for Dec. 17, 2016, but the video recorder malfunctioned.
Unlike in 1983, the radars were not malfunctioning.
But in her second qualifying pass, the left tire malfunctioned.
In the fifth inning, the Royals’ phone to the bullpen was malfunctioning, but manager Ned Yost stuck with Ventura who yielded an RBI double to Correa.
But auto parts factory robot technician Wanda Holbrook, a 57-year-old Grand Rapids woman, died in 2015 after a robot's arm malfunctioned, hitting and crushing her head.
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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.
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