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malfunction

[mal′fəŋk·shən]
(science and technology)
Failure to function normally.
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There were some VCM malfunctions but we did not encounter any problem because we are ready for that contingency,' she said.
'I'm also an electrician and I do not believe the fire was caused by an electrical malfunction. When I woke up, the fire was out of control already.
(Keep that in mind as we move onto how to clear such a malfunction.)
Galeazzi said it is normal for submarines to suffer system malfunctions. "A warship has a lot of backup systems, to allow it to move from one to another when there is a breakdown," he said.
When the magazine in your pistol is all you've got, secure it under your shooting-side armpit until you've cleared the malfunction.
"The malfunction of this critical traffic light has had a bad impact on traffic flow, and led congestion to the northern areas of the emirate, and a big accident involving three vehicles, but fortunately no deaths were reported."
JEDDAH: The administration of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh was forced to cancel 12 international flights on Friday night, following a malfunction in the computer system.
The train's brakes suffered a malfunction around 9 a.m.
When facing with an ABS malfunction, many Volvo owners turn to the internet for help and they can find a wealth of information and a solution on the new portal: absvolvo.com.
He reported the malfunction to the runway duty officer (RDO) and coordinated a low pass to allow for a visual inspection.
The cause of the Tuesday accident was a technical malfunction that occurred when the UAV flew over the sea, 32 kilometers to the Southwest of San Diego, says Mike Friel, a border patrol agency representative, Voice of Russia reported.
An Israeli Air Force drone crashed into the sea after suffering a major malfunction during a flight Tuesday afternoon off the coast of Palmachim.