Examples of malfunction in a Sentence
A software problem is causing the system to malfunction.
Recent Examples of malfunction from the Web
November 2014: Ronny’s Combo was closed for nearly a week for malfunctioning refrigeration units, cold foods not held at proper temperature, mouse infestation and unsanitary conditions.
The production was a disaster, with a malfunctioning dry-ice machine, overheated costumes and an unfinished score that Mr. Knussen continued tweaking for another four years.
The Critical Adjustment story is a tale of malfunctioning equipment times two.
Don’t try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
Theories range from deliberate attacks, malfunctioning technology or even symptoms caused by mass hysteria, a toxin or a virus.
Apopka's water system assessment, performed by a consultant for a $20,000 fee, was prompted by complaints from customers upset about erratic swings in their water bills, which possibly were related to malfunctioning meters.
But the camera system was broken, its modem having malfunctioned in the recent heat wave, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said.
Some researchers have questioned the neurological testing by Penn doctors, while others have continued to speculate that malfunctioning surveillance equipment, covert weapons, or collective delusion may be behind the cases.
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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.
Definition of malfunction
- a hardware/equipment malfunction
- Once thought to be a disease itself dropsy is now known to be a sign of several kinds of body malfunction, especially congestive heart failure and kidney disease.
- —C. Clairborne Ray
- In schizophrenia this filtering system malfunctions or short-circuits. This malfunction causes people to misevaluate what they see, hear, and experience in their environment.
- —Richard Crino
medical Definition of malfunction
- malfunctioning kidneys
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