Definition of malfunction in English:


Line breaks: mal|func¦tion
Pronunciation: /malˈfʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n


[no object]


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  • A failure to function normally: a computer malfunction [mass noun]: they were sent back to the manufacturers at the first sign of malfunction
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    • I've got a couple of equipment malfunctions which I'm struggling with.
    • Equipment malfunctions may result from poor design, incomplete qualification, or calibration or maintenance issues.
    • There were no malfunctions of any kind with any of the ball or duty loads.
    crash, breakdown, fault, failure, defect, flaw, collapse, impairment
    informal glitch

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