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dysfunction

Med any disturbance or abnormality in the function of an organ or part
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dysfunction

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disfunction

any social activity seen as making a negative contribution to the maintenance or effective working of a functioning SOCIAL SYSTEM. See FUNCTIONALISM.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

dysfunction

[‚dis′fəŋk·shən]
(medicine)
Impaired or abnormal functioning of a body part.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The post Trump administration "uniquely dysfunctional", says Britain's ambassador to U.S.
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The government must provide a solution to this dysfunctional road problem, because BGC is fast becoming an unattractive business destination.
Although the title seems negative, The Dysfunctional Library is a valuable guidebook.
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In a world ruled by dysfunctional principles, we begin to wonder if we are the only sane person at work, and are amazed that no one else seems to see the problems we do.
SEFTON has a higher proportion of children in "dysfunctional" families than any other area of Merseyside, according to official figures.
Separate Government figures also showed a third of children in care in Teesside are there because their families are too dysfunctional to care for them.