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malfunction

noun [C or U]     /ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃən/
a situation in which a machine or system stops working normally: Investigators believe the spillage was caused by a malfunction at the plant in the immediate aftermath of the earth tremor. a technical/mechanical/electrical malfunction a computer/equipment/system(s) malfunction
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