malfunction

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malfunction

[mal′fəŋk·shən]
(science and technology)
Failure to function normally.
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When firing an AR-type carbine with one arm incapacitated, unusual malfunctions may occur that have as much to do with how recoil energy is absorbed and redirected as it would be caused by parts wear, the quality of ammunition or the rifle's state of maintenance.
The drone detected the technical malfunction of the scaffold and utilised audiovisual monitoring to instruct the worker to repair the malfunction himself.
In October 2012, Chugoku Electric Power introduced the system for monitoring signs of malfunction on an experimental basis in the technical training facilities at the Shimane Nuclear Power Station, and conducted simulations of various malfunctions in order to detect their signs.
A plaintiff may establish these elements through the use of various forms of circumstantial evidence, including evidence of (1) the history and use of the particular product, (2) the manner in which the product malfunctioned, (3) similar malfunctions in similar products that may negate the possibility of other causes, (4) the age of the product in relation to its life expectancy, and (5) the most likely causes of the malfunction.
In Metro Manila, the group said the most common problems reported were PCOS machine shutdowns and jams, rejected ballots, back-up memory loss, printer malfunctions and corrupted compact flash and memory cards.
The malfunction occurred at the pipeline's section number 156 in Salah al-Din province," said a source from the Iraqi North Oil Company (NOC).
If QC is done on the first of the month and the system malfunctions on the next sample, that would be the worst case.
The major malfunction at this hospital is the management which allowed the problem to drag on so long.
The adverse events that were likely caused by x-rays from CT scans were unintended "shocks" (such as stimuli) from neurostimulators, malfunctions of insulin infusion pumps, and transient changes in the output pulse rate of pacemakers.
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.
On October 31, 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration with CDC, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, issued a public health notification alerting health-care providers and the public about medical device malfunctions caused by improper use of cleaning and disinfecting liquids.