dysfunction

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Etymology[edit]

dys- +‎ function

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈfʌŋk.ʃən/

Noun[edit]

dysfunction (plural dysfunctions)

  1. A failure to function in an expected or complete manner. Usually refers to a disorder in a bodily organ (e.g. erectile dysfunction), a mental disorder, or the improper behavior of a social group.

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Verb[edit]

dysfunction (third-person singular simple present dysfunctions, present participle dysfunctioning, simple past and past participle dysfunctioned)

  1. (nonstandard, intransitive, chiefly biology) To fail to function correctly; to malfunction.