malfunction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mal- (bad, incorrect) + function

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Noun[edit]

malfunction (plural malfunctions)

  1. faulty functioning
  2. failure to function

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Verb[edit]

malfunction (third-person singular simple present malfunctions, present participle malfunctioning, simple past and past participle malfunctioned)

  1. to function improperly
    She told him the machine was poorly built, but they both knew that she was the one who had malfunctioned.
  2. to fail to function

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