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Malfunction   /mælfˈəŋkʃən/   Listen

A failure to function normally.

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"Malfunction" Quotes from Famous Books

... report on the re-launch of satellite '58 Beta. The launch phase was eminently successful. The hold at T minus twelve minutes was not due to any malfunction in the missile itself, but rather to a disorder of another kind ... the engineer who was functioning as Launch Monitor had fainted in the blockhouse. The count was picked up under the direction of the Assistant Launch Monitor. After launch the three stages of the rocket separated properly, and ...
— If at First You Don't... • John Brudy

Words linked to "Malfunction" :   jam, break down, go bad, conk out, give way, die, function, blowout, break, stall, go, failure, give out, fail

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