[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
[mal-erb] /malˈɛrb/ noun 1. François de [frahn-swa duh] /frɑ̃ˈswa də/ (Show IPA), 1555–1628, French poet and critic. /French malɛrb/ noun 1. François de (frɑ̃swa də). 1555–1628, French poet and critic. He advocated the classical ideals of clarity and concision of meaning
adverb unfortunately, unlucky Word Origin French
[mah-lee] /ˈmɑ li/ noun 1. Republic of, a republic in W Africa: formerly a territory of France; gained independence 1960. 463,500 sq. mi. (120,000 sq. km). Capital: Bamako. /ˈmɑːlɪ/ noun 1. a landlocked republic in West Africa: conquered by the French by 1898 and incorporated (as French Sudan) into French West Africa; became independent in […]
[mal-uh-boo] /ˈmæl əˌbu/ noun 1. a lightweight, fiberglass-covered surfboard, usually about 10 feet (3 meters) long with a rounded nose and tail and a convex bottom for increased maneuverability. /ˈmælɪbuː/ noun 1. a lightweight surfboard, usually having a fin