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malfunction

[mal′fəŋk·shən]
(science and technology)
Failure to function normally.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'The Comelec admits that from the start of the polls there were numerous malfunctioned VRVMs but we were not worried with that because VRVMs are not part of the automation.
In Metro Manila, malfunctions were experienced in the cities of Pasig, Makati, and San Juan only hours after polling precincts opened.
Responding to reports of EVMs malfunctioning in Madhya Pradesh, Rawat said that if it is observed that voters left polling booths due to malfunctions in the machines, the commission would consider re-polling at that particular polling station.
In related news, Prince Harry was not the only one who made a wardrobe malfunction in the said event.
Plan of Attack Starting with the basic malfunctions, we must have a plan of attack to deal with any misfortune we encounter during a fight.
For the first time in 11 days, the MRT management had to unload 1,000 passengers on a southbound train due to door malfunction.
An Argentine military submarinereported a malfunction and was headed back to base when it went missing last week in the South Atlantic, a naval spokesman said on Monday, while storms complicated efforts to find the vessel and its 44-member crew.
The first step to clearing most malfunctions is to release your grip with your non-dominant hand and use your palm to slam the bottom of the magazine.
Late in December last year, four people were injured in a road accident involving three vehicles at the Rams area because of the malfunction of the signal at the entrance of the busy historic city.
"I was also keen to conduct a neutral check-up to see whether the malfunctions occurred as a result of manipulation in the car's computer or faulty repairs made by the mechanic at the workshop."
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Reports of malfunctions and other defects trickled in as soon as precincts opened.