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misfunction

noun mis·func·tion \ ˌmis-ˈfəŋ(k)-shən \

Definition of misfunction

plural misfunctions
: failure to function in a normal or correct way
  • Presidential criticism is rarely provoked by the usual ongoing malfunctions and misfunctions of the press.
  • —Hodding Carter III

First Known Use of misfunction

1886

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misfunction

verb

Definition of misfunction

misfunctioned; misfunctioning
: to function abnormally or incorrectly : malfunction
  • His radio had misfunctioned—he could talk to his crew but couldn't hear them—so the decision to drive conservatively and stretch his fuel had been all his.
  • —Sam Moses

First Known Use of misfunction

1918

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