- failure to function properly: a malfunction of the liver; the malfunction of a rocket.
verb (used without object)
- to fail to function properly.
- (intr) to function imperfectly or irregularly or fail to function
- failure to function or defective functioning
n.1827, from mal- “bad, badly, wrong” + function. As a verb, by 1888. Related: Malfunctioned; malfunctioning. v.
- To fail to function.
- To function improperly.
- Failure to function.
- Faulty or abnormal functioning.