Examples of malfunction in a Sentence
A software problem is causing the system to malfunction.
Recent Examples of malfunction from the Web
His attorneys also argued his Bentley malfunctioned, causing or contributing to the crash.
The safety arms that prevent vehicles from entering the rail crossing were malfunctioning a day earlier, several residents near the Crozet, Virginia, crash site told the Associated Press.
Paul Scharre is concerned that autonomous systems might malfunction, perhaps because of badly written code or because of a cyber attack by an adversary.
But that task is exceedingly difficult because of the malfunctioning hot-water heater.
Pearland residents west of State Highway 288 had been asked to boil their water since 7:45 Wednesday night after two of Pearland's water treatment facilities malfunctioned, causing water pressure to drop below state and federal regulations.
Duke Energy issued a news release saying the sirens malfunctioned, and that the plant southwest of Raleigh was operating safely.
Smith was one of the sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968 after two of his co-workers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck.
During the fiscal crisis, drastic funding cuts had spun the subway into a downward spiral of deteriorating tracks, malfunctioning cars, increasing crime and falling ridership, a steep decline that tracked the city’s own postindustrial collapse.
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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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