Synonyms for malfunction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : mal-fuhngk-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : mælˈfʌŋk ʃən

Définition of malfunction

Origin :
  • 1827, from mal- "bad, badly, wrong" + function. As a verb, by 1888. Related: Malfunctioned; malfunctioning.
  • noun breakdown, failure
Example sentences :
  • There was some malfunction, but—we like to say that he simply gave up.
  • Extract from : « That Sweet Little Old Lady » by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
  • The malfunction was definitely in the auxiliary motor setup, he thought.
  • Extract from : « Tight Squeeze » by Dean Charles Ing
  • Naturally—it would have to follow its own solution, if there was no indication of malfunction.
  • Extract from : « Way of a Rebel » by Walter M. Miller
  • If it's just a malfunction in one of the units, I can dump another one down there.
  • Extract from : « The Thirst Quenchers » by Rick Raphael
  • Such conditions might cause the ignition system of a gasoline engine to malfunction.
  • Extract from : « The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928 » by Robert B. Meyer
  • It sounds as though he was a willing worker, but I still can't see why his malfunction makes our marriage impossible.
  • Extract from : « Droozle » by Frank Banta
  • But this one has to have a clip in order not to malfunction?
  • Extract from : « Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) » by The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Antonyms for malfunction

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