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mal·func·tion

 (măl-fŭngk′shən)
intr.v. mal·func·tioned, mal·func·tion·ing, mal·func·tions
To fail to function properly.
n.
A failure to function properly.
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malfunction

(mælˈfʌŋkʃən)
vb
(intr) to function imperfectly or irregularly or fail to function
n
failure to function or defective functioning
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mal•func•tion

(mælˈfʌŋk ʃən)

n.
1. failure to function properly.
v.i.
2. to fail to function properly.
[1925–30]
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malfunction


Past participle: malfunctioned
Gerund: malfunctioning

Imperative
malfunction
malfunction
Present
I malfunction
you malfunction
he/she/it malfunctions
we malfunction
you malfunction
they malfunction
Preterite
I malfunctioned
you malfunctioned
he/she/it malfunctioned
we malfunctioned
you malfunctioned
they malfunctioned
Present Continuous
I am malfunctioning
you are malfunctioning
he/she/it is malfunctioning
we are malfunctioning
you are malfunctioning
they are malfunctioning
Present Perfect
I have malfunctioned
you have malfunctioned
he/she/it has malfunctioned
we have malfunctioned
you have malfunctioned
they have malfunctioned
Past Continuous
I was malfunctioning
you were malfunctioning
he/she/it was malfunctioning
we were malfunctioning
you were malfunctioning
they were malfunctioning
Past Perfect
I had malfunctioned
you had malfunctioned
he/she/it had malfunctioned
we had malfunctioned
you had malfunctioned
they had malfunctioned
Future
I will malfunction
you will malfunction
he/she/it will malfunction
we will malfunction
you will malfunction
they will malfunction
Future Perfect
I will have malfunctioned
you will have malfunctioned
he/she/it will have malfunctioned
we will have malfunctioned
you will have malfunctioned
they will have malfunctioned
Future Continuous
I will be malfunctioning
you will be malfunctioning
he/she/it will be malfunctioning
we will be malfunctioning
you will be malfunctioning
they will be malfunctioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been malfunctioning
you have been malfunctioning
he/she/it has been malfunctioning
we have been malfunctioning
you have been malfunctioning
they have been malfunctioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been malfunctioning
you will have been malfunctioning
he/she/it will have been malfunctioning
we will have been malfunctioning
you will have been malfunctioning
they will have been malfunctioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been malfunctioning
you had been malfunctioning
he/she/it had been malfunctioning
we had been malfunctioning
you had been malfunctioning
they had been malfunctioning
Conditional
I would malfunction
you would malfunction
he/she/it would malfunction
we would malfunction
you would malfunction
they would malfunction
Past Conditional
I would have malfunctioned
you would have malfunctioned
he/she/it would have malfunctioned
we would have malfunctioned
you would have malfunctioned
they would have malfunctioned
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malfunction - a failure to function normallymalfunction - a failure to function normally  
failure - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
blowout - a sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus; "the right front tire had a blowout"; "as a result of the blowout we lost all the lights"
stall - a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
Verb1.malfunction - fail to function or function improperlymalfunction - fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
jam - get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed"
function, operate, work, run, go - perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

malfunction

verb
1. break down, fail, go wrong, play up (Brit. informal), stop working, be defective, conk out (informal), develop a fault Radiation can cause microprocessors to malfunction.
noun
1. fault, failure, breakdown, defect, flaw, impairment, glitch There must have been a computer malfunction.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

malfunction

verb
To work improperly due to mechanical difficulties:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations
سوء الأداء، قُصور في الأداء
selhánívada
funktionsfejl
bilun, gangtruflun
kļūdanepareiza darbība
arızabozukluk

malfunction

[mælˈfʌŋkʃən]
A. N [of machine] → fallo m, mal funcionamiento m
B. VIfuncionar mal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

malfunction

[ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃən]
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

malfunction

n (of liver etc)Funktionsstörung f; (of machine)Defekt m; a malfunction of the carburettorein Defekt mim Vergaser, ein defekter Vergaser
vi (liver etc)nicht richtig arbeiten; (machine etc)defekt sein, nicht richtig funktionieren; (system)versagen, nicht richtig funktionieren; the malfunctioning partdas defekte Teil
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

malfunction

[ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃn] ncattivo funzionamento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

malfunction

(mӕlˈfaŋkʃən) noun
faulty performance or a faulty process. There's a malfunction in the main engine.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

mal·func·tion

n. disfunción, funcionamiento defectuoso;
v. funcionar mal.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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