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malfunction

[mal′fəŋk·shən]
(science and technology)
Failure to function normally.
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AMONG THE SEVERAL noteworthy techniques shown in the Viking Tactics Rifle Malfunctions DVD, retired Sgt.
TYPE 1: FAILURE TO FIRE By far the most common pistol malfunction.
The system for monitoring signs of malfunction is designed to automatically detect unusual behaviors without the need for expertise and complicated settings, based on large amounts of information collected from facility sensors.
A plaintiff in a product liability action may be able to establish a prima facie case by providing evidence of the nature of a product's malfunction under circumstances that give rise to an inference that the malfunction would not have occurred absent a defect existing at the time of sale.
A total of 21 laparoscopies for catheter malfunction were performed (14% of total cases).
The malfunction affected 27 flights - arrivals and departures - 22 of which were rerouted to Paphos airport, three were rescheduled and two cancelled.
The system might malfunction after the last patient specimen of the month but before the QC specimen next month.
The Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals to reports of malfunctions in pacemakers and other electronic medical devices worn by patients during CT scans.
A wardrobe malfunction is generally used to propel the woman whose wardrobe has malfunctioned back into the limelight, a la Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl.
The use of the term "septic-system malfunction rate," or sometimes "failure rate," has been inconsistent in the industry and has caused confusion.
9, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), automated external defibrillators (AEDs) were found to have greater than a 20-percent chance of being recalled for potential malfunction over the past decade.
Overall, the ICD malfunction replacement rate was significantly higher than the pacemaker malfunction replacement rate.