malfunction


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mal·func·tion

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

mal·func·tion

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

mal·func·tion

(mal-fŭngk'shŭn)
Disordered, inadequate, or abnormal function.
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[2] Clearing a bolt override malfunction starts with locking the charging handle forward.
Caption: Step one in clearing a malfunction is to smack the magazine to ensure it's fully seated and locked in place.
A plaintiff in a product liability action may be able to establish a prima facie case by providing evidence of the nature of a product's malfunction under circumstances that give rise to an inference that the malfunction would not have occurred absent a defect existing at the time of sale.
South Korea: Two South Korean 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors were shut down Tuesday at separate plants, both as a result of unrelated systems malfunctions, operators said.
A total of 21 laparoscopies for catheter malfunction were performed (14% of total cases).
It turns out that half the number of patient specimens between QC events is the expected number of specimens that are compromised by a malfunction. (1) If the malfunction is grave enough, half the number of patients between QC events will contain an unacceptable amount of error.
SIDON: Car accidents are increasing daily on the main coastal highway in Sidon because a number of traffic lights have stopped working.AaThe traffic lights on a crossroad near Eliya Hospital in Sidon have not been operating for several weeks due to malfunctions. Near-fatal car accidents have since occurred on what is considered to be the main Sidon thoroughfare, accompanied by constant traffic and injuries to pedestrians.Aa
Malfunctions are sorted in a very short period of time.
The Airbus 330 flight from Narita airport to Australia made an emergency landing due to the activation of a smoke alarm in the cargo compartment, but an investigation has concluded the alarm malfunctioned.
In four of the cases, a robot malfunction was detected before induction of anesthesia, and surgery was rescheduled.
The use of the term "septic-system malfunction rate," or sometimes "failure rate," has been inconsistent in the industry and has caused confusion.
9, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were found to have greater than a 20-percent chance of being recalled for potential malfunction over the past decade.