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noun as in breakdown, failure

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Voters in six counties used the machines during local elections last fall, and the state used the machines for its primaries, but both of those pilots had some equipment malfunctions, and many Georgians have yet to use the machines.

It’s not uncommon for drones to malfunction or collide with other objects, including airplanes.

These are sensors on the key components of the truck that can predict when a malfunction is likely to occur.

By targeting precincts where most people vote for a particular candidate or party, a hacker could potentially swing a close election just by triggering malfunctions in electronic poll books.

Boeing and regulators had approved the design under the assumption that flight crews could recognize and override a malfunction of the system within a few seconds.

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Harry appeared to tease his blond friend after the wardrobe malfunction was spotted.

The Queen, who has lead weights sewn into her dress, would never let such a wardrobe malfunction occurr.

From Beyoncé and Paul McCartney to the most famous wardrobe malfunction on live television, see the best performances.

He might have kept shooting, but his rifle had what police term “a malfunction of some sort.”

During the Emmys she had this wardrobe malfunction where her ass came out of her dress and he got slammed for not helping her.

Mechanical class, including malfunction of Hegler units and such.

VT672, had an unexplained malfunction and was left behind to be repaired by the slave technicians who followed the Horde.

Naturally—it would have to follow its own solution, if there was no indication of malfunction.

His own malfunction-indicator wasn't telling him much either.

If it's just a malfunction in one of the units, I can dump another one down there.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to malfunction, such as: bug, defect, fault, flaw, glitch, and impairment.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.