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Synonyms for malfunction

break down


Synonyms for malfunction

to work improperly due to mechanical difficulties

Synonyms for malfunction

a failure to function normally

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fail to function or function improperly

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Such movement could inhibit the proper reciprocation of the slide, thus creating a Type 2 malfunction.
The NEC has been working with Chugoku Electric Power to develop a system for detecting signs of facility malfunctions by utilizing enormous amounts of plant data (big data) being held by the power plant.
For example, if an inference of defect can be appropriately drawn in connection with the catastrophic failure of an airplane, the plaintiff need not establish whether the failure is attributable to fuel tank explosion or engine malfunction.
10) Catheter malfunction is common and often occurs shortly after insertion.
The manufacturer claims the "2" in the instrument name stands for an expected two years between undetected grave malfunctions, and the "500" means it will process 500 patient specimens per day.
Suzanne Shaw, more accustomed to a boyfriend malfunction, is the 7-4 joint-favourite with Samantha Mumba, but the clever money will surely go on former topless model Linda Lusardi (left) at 5-2.
The percentage of septic systems in malfunctioning status is the number of septic systems that are in malfunction condition at any time divided by the number of systems in the study area.
In contrast, the ICD malfunction replacement rate trended down during the first half of the study, reaching its nadir between 1994 and 1998, but then the rate increased markedly from 1999 through 2001 before falling somewhat in 2002.
US Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the exact cause of the problem was not known but the airport managed to work around the malfunction in about 90 minutes.
The annual mean malfunction replacement rate for ICDs (20.
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.
Consider this scenario: A company receives a complaint that it suspects represents a reportable device malfunction.
972200E) because the devices are susceptible to a malfunction that can prevent delivery of a shock.
Saturday after oxygen masks were deployed in the cabin due to a malfunction in the aircraft's pressurization equipment, airline officials said.
But a malfunction caused the TV to emit electromagnetic waves at 121.