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|Noun||1.||equipment failure - a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown"|
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
brake failure - brakes fail to stop a vehicle
engine failure - engine does not run
outage - a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers); "there will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m."
power failure, power outage - equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails; "the ice storm caused a power outage"
fault - (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
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