malfunction


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mal·func·tion

(mal-fŭnk'shŭn),
Disordered, inadequate, or abnormal function.

malfunction

[mal′fungk′shən]
Etymology: L, malus, bad, functio, performance
1 n, the inability to function normally.
2 v, not to function normally.

mal·func·tion

(mal-fŭngk'shŭn)
Disordered, inadequate, or abnormal function.

mal·func·tion

(mal-fŭngk'shŭn)
Disordered, inadequate, or abnormal function.

malfunction,

n a disorder in function or performance, which may or may not be related to a malformation of tissues, organs, or organ systems. See also dysfunction.
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There is nothing more frustrating than a gun malfunction.