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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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Correlate various items of measurement information, including vibration, pressure, temperature and acceleration to detect signs of malfunction with a high rate of accuracy.
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.
These malfunctions can result from direct exposure of the medical device to the high x-ray dose rates generated by some CT equipment and are different from the malfunctions related to MRI scanning, which are caused by strong electric and magnetic fields, the alert says.
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.
There were definitely surges of electric power, some briefer than others, and most definitely malfunctions.
NTT Communications attributed the paralysis to the malfunction of the Net facilities of ACCA Networks, a Tokyo-based Internet service provider in charge of running NTT Communications' digital subscriber line services.
A recent malfunction on a jack-up rig owned by Parker Drilling, Houston, resulted in 41 crew members having to be rescued.
Malfunction of heating (boiler, burner) and water (condensation and boiler water loss) systems doesn't just waste fuel and water--can be responsible for unnecessary maintenance.
Each week or portion of each week cyclones or multi-cyclones operate, the permittee should inspect for exterior holes or for evidence of interior malfunction.
The malfunction prevented customers from withdrawing or depositing cash from around 8:45 a.
There is nothing more frustrating than a gun malfunction.
But a recent server malfunction had caused a three-week interruption in our nightly backup regimen, proving Murphy's Law as it applies to a technologically dependent civilization: anything that can possibly malfunction will--and at the worst possible time.
A day later, that success was tempered by another, albeit temporary, malfunction.
Accounting, benefits, forecasting and other date-sensitive applications will potentially malfunction when noncompliant systems try to perform operations that require computations involving 2000 and beyond.
Molson said the solution causes no permanent health risks, and reported that the malfunction has been located and the problem corrected.