AskDefine | Define malfunction

Dictionary Definition

malfunction n : a failure to function normally v : fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned" [syn: misfunction] [ant: function]

User Contributed Dictionary



From mal- + function


  • /ˌmælˈfʌŋk.ʃən/, /%m

Extensive Definition

A malfunction is when something functions wrongly or does not function at all.
Some types of malfunctions are:

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