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malfunctionverb [I]

 us   /mælˈfʌŋk·ʃən/
(of a machine, piece of equipment, or organ) to fail to work correctly: The equipment malfunctions at temperatures below freezing.
malfunction
noun [C]  us   /mælˈfʌŋk·ʃən/
a computer malfunction
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malfunctionverb [I]

uk   us   /ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃən/
if a machine or system malfunctions, it stops working normally: The system is designed to stop computers getting too hot and malfunctioning.

malfunctionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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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