[mal-fuhngk-shuh n] /mælˈfʌŋk ʃən/

failure to properly:
a malfunction of the liver; the malfunction of a rocket.
verb (used without object)
to fail to properly.
(intransitive) to function imperfectly or irregularly or fail to function
failure to function or defective functioning

1827, from mal- “bad, badly, wrong” + function. As a verb, by 1888. Related: Malfunctioned; malfunctioning.

malfunction mal·func·tion (māl-fŭngk’shən)
v. mal·func·tioned, mal·func·tion·ing, mal·func·tions



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