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Definition of the noun malfunction

What does malfunction mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: malfunctions

  1. a failure to function normally
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: failure = an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
    • more specific words:
      • blowout = a sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus
      • stall = a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge

Definition of the verb malfunction

What does malfunction mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: malfunctioned | malfunctioning | malfunctions

  1. fail to function or function improperly

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Miscellanea

Malfunction: A malfunction is a partial or total failure of a parachuting device to operate as intended. Malfunctions may require a skydiver to cut away his or her main parachute and deploy the reserve parachute.

Phrases with Malfunction

  1. Malfunction Routine
  2. Wardrobe malfunction

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Malfunction

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Google previewHuman Capacities and Moral Status (2010)

by Russell DiSilvestro

But a double malfunction occurs. The first malfunction is that A's button works for a moment, but then stops working: perhaps the physical barrier is magnetically activated, allowing the two key neurons to begin communicating with one another , ...

Google previewPhysiological Psychology (2016)

An Introduction by Simon Green

The basic brain malfunction is an overactivity of dopamine pathways. Type II is characterized by negative...

Google previewSystems Thinking for Harassed Managers (1994)

by Nano McCaughan, Barry Palmer

A malfunction is a state of affairs that is agreed to be a hard problem: the washing machine has broken down, staff meetings are incapacitated by absentees. We know what it would be like for the washing machine to function properly or for the ...

Google previewTheories of Causality (2011)

From Antiquity to the Present by John Losee

We would be unwilling to say that the clock malfunction is a cause of Don's death. Moreover, there are various other events that might have ...

Google previewElectrical Power Transmission System Engineering (2011)

Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition by Turan Gonen

The protective equipment must protect people and power system apparatus from malfunctions, whether the malfunction is the result of an equipment failure, accidents, weather, or misoperations by the personnel involved. The most important ...

Google previewManaging Risk in Virtual Enterprise Networks: Implementing Supply Chain Principles (2010)

Implementing Supply Chain Principles by Ponis, Stavros

Malfunctioning and Software Bugs Technically defined, a malfunction is a partial or total failure of a device or application to operate as intended that might require an immediate action to stop damage while recovery is established. A software ...

Google previewWater & the Environment (1991)

by Rose

an ecosystem unstressed by human uses; rather, the starting point is a disjointed system whose malfunction is the direct consequence of a pattern of socially imposed stresses over time. Traditional approaches, whether in research or ...

Google previewThe Neurology of Autism (2009)

by Mary Coleman

A chronic syndrome associated with cerebellar malfunction is the cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome (CCAS) .

Google previewStep-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition (2014)

by Carol J. Buck

The malfunction is a complication and is reported with three codes—one to report the mechanical complication, one to report an underdose or overdose, and one to report the patient's type of diabetes mellitus. E10 Type 1 diabetes mellitus ...

Google previewTherapeutics in Cardiology (2012)

by Antonio Bayés de Luna, A. Betriu, G. Permanyer

Finally, another cause of sensing failure due to malfunction is an abnormally long generator refractory period.

Google previewTransitioning to ICD-10-CM Coding - E-Book (2014)

by Carol J. Buck

The malfunction is a complication and is reported with three codes—one to report the mechanical complication, one to report an underdose or overdose, and one to report the patient's type of diabetes mellitus. Example UNDERDOSE T85.6- ...

Google previewInformation Security Architecture (2006)

An Integrated Approach to Security in the Organization, Second Edition by Jan Killmeyer

7Any unauthorized, deliberate action that damages or disrupts a computing system, alters its normal performance, or causes it to malfunction is a violation, regardless of system location or time duration. SECTION 2: ELECTRONIC MAIL ...

Google previewTraining Soprano Voices (2000)

by Richard Miller

been able to minimize the effects of early vocal abuse, time lost in correcting ingrained malfunction is a serious impediment to later development. Those who deal with the classically trained singing voice are sometimes accused of elitism.

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Malfunction, Hard Component malfunction that constitutes an imminent health risk.

Malfunction, Soft Component malfunction that can typically be corrected via M Macroscopic Macrostructure Magnetite Main Sewer Maintenance Maintenance ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of System Safety (2011)

Definition of Terms and Concepts by Clifton A. Ericson, II

MALFUNCTION A malfunction ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Pyrotechnics (2012)

(and Related Subjects) - B&W by Kenneth L. Kosanke, Bonnie J. Kosanke, Barry T. Sturman, Robert Winokur

Malfunction. K. L. Kosanke An earlier version appeared in American Fireworks News, No. 261,. Figure 1. Photos of a 5-inch Tiger Tail comet and a close-up of its product label. Table 1. Characteristics of Some “Tiger Tail” Comet Shells. In 2003 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Malfunction determination area This performs diagnostics to check for any abnormalities in the ECU and the system, including outside the ECU. A warning light is illuminated and the driver is notified when an abnormality is detected.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1993)

Volume 28 - Supplement 13: AerosPate Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Tree Structures by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

A particularly pesky class of computer failures is that which causes it to malfunction without producing obviously incorrect results. Many failures manifest themselves through a program "crash." A failure in the program counter, e.g., may cause ...

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Quotes about Malfunction

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it. (John Perry Barlow)
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Scrabble value of M3A1L1F4U1N1C3T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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