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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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It features a G10 handle with a leading edge that wedges nicely ahead of a stuck bolt carrier and a wide handle that offers plenty of grip to leverage force to clear the carbine's malfunction.
If you own a pistol for personal or home defense, clearing a malfunction needs to be second nature, and since one of your hands may be injured, you need to be able to remedy a malfunction one-handed (with either hand).
The system for monitoring signs of malfunction is designed to automatically detect unusual behaviors without the need for expertise and complicated settings, based on large amounts of information collected from facility sensors.
The application of the malfunction theory to this already plaintiff-oriented body of law has the potential to expose defendants in the stream of commerce even further.
We have to know this so that people won't lose trust [in the system], because 400 issues or machines that suffered some malfunction is not such a bad percentage against 77,889 machines used for the elections," De Villa said.
The system might malfunction after the last patient specimen of the month but before the QC specimen next month.
Reports of medical equipment malfunctions that cause or could cause death or serious injury should be made by using FDA's MedWatch 3500A form, available at https:// www.
Performance malfunctions exist when the septic system inadequately treats wastewater as compared to performance standards.
During that same period, 8,834 pacemakers and 8,489 ICDs were explanted because of confirmed malfunctions (JAMA 2006;295:1901-6).
Malfunctions have resulted in government recalls (advisories) of some ICDs, prompting some patients and their physicians to choose device replacement as a solution.
Don Mischer will produce for the second year in a row, having succeeded in taking our minds off Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction with last year's Paul McCartney extravaganza that concluded with a sing-along of ``Hey Jude.
Number one says it's an unwanted brief surge of electric power; the second says it's a malfunction in a spacecraft's fuel cell; and the third says it's a malfunction, a minor technical problem.