Definition of “dysfunction” - English Dictionary

“dysfunction” in British English

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dysfunctionnoun [ C ]

uk /dɪsˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ us /dɪsˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ formal

(Definition of “dysfunction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“dysfunction” in American English

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dysfunctionnoun [ U ]

us /dɪsˈfʌŋk·ʃən/

failure to operate or work well:

Lab tests indicate he has some liver dysfunction.
dysfunctional
adjective us /dɪsˈfʌŋk·ʃə·nəl/

a dysfunctional family

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

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