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Malfunction synonyms
măl-fŭngk'shən
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(Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
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  1. (Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
  2. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
  3. A failure to work or function properly
Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
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  1. Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
  2. An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency.
  3. An imperfection or weakness; fault; flaw; blemish
(Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
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  1. (Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
  2. (Electronics) A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.
  3. A mistake; an error:
A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
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  1. A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
  2. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
  3. A defect; fault; error
An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
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  1. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
  2. A defect or difficulty, as in a system or design.
  3. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
(Slang) A mishap, error, malfunctioning, etc.
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  1. (Slang) A mishap, error, malfunctioning, etc.
  2. A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief, unwanted surge of electric power.
  3. A sudden, brief change in the period of a pulsar, believed to be caused by sudden changes in the structure of the rotating star
(Ergative, figuratively) to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of
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  1. (Ergative, figuratively) to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of
  2. (Ergative, figuratively) to render or to become weak and ineffective
  3. (Ergative, figuratively) to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally
To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
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  1. To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
  2. To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
  3. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To misbehave; to cause trouble.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To misbehave; to cause trouble.
To behave (oneself) in an inappropriate way:
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  1. To behave (oneself) in an inappropriate way:
  2. To act or behave in an inappropriate, improper, incorrect, or unexpected manner.
  3. To behave badly.
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