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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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Annual malfunction rate is the number of new malfunctioning septic systems divided by the total number of septic systems in the study area during a 12-month period.
According to reports, the malfunction nearly cost Jackson her music career.
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.
Companies should also perform routine maintenance in order to ensure safety and train workers on handling malfunctions.
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).
This system is designed to analyze signs of malfunction at large-scale facilities, including factories and power plants, and to identify an unstable status before the facilities encounter a failure.
According to the military, it was the first time pilots had to bail out because of a malfunction since the Israeli military began using this model -- the F16-I -- in 1998.
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.
Malfunction Films, based in San Diego, specializes in the development and production of feature films, short films and episodic web series.
Peritoneal catheter malfunction is a common complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD) necessitating urgent restoration of catheter function.
Further investigation revealed an electrical malfunction.
The malfunction occurred at the pipeline's section number 156 in Salah al-Din province," said a source from the Iraqi North Oil Company (NOC).
AIRPORTS operator Hermes yesterday hit back at criticism over a malfunction of the runway lights on Christmas Eve that shut down the Larnaca airport, inconveniencing thousands of travellers.
After a bit more consideration, you realize that an expected malfunction rate of once every two years is not the same thing as a malfunction every two years starting after installation.
The major malfunction at this hospital is the management which allowed the problem to drag on so long.