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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

(Definition of “malfunction” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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malfunctionverb [ I ]

/ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃən/ uk us

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 ]

/ˌmælˈfʌŋkʃən/ uk us

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 computer/equipment/system(s) malfunction

(Definition of “malfunction” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)