failure

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun the fact of not achieving the desired end or ends

Accounting

  • noun an act of breaking down or stopping

Aviation

  • noun the fact of not passing a course, a test, or an examination

Banking

  • noun the fact of not doing something which you promised to do

Construction

  • A deficiency of a structural element that makes it unable to continue the load-bearing function for which it was originally designed.

Electronics

  • The condition in which a component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, system, or material no longer performs the function it was intended to, or is not able to do so at a level that equals or exceeds established minimums. Failures may be due to any of various factors, including inherent defects, misuse, wearing-out, or as a consequence of the failure of another component, circuit, device, piece of equipment, or system. Failure may be gradual or sudden, and may be partial, intermittent, or complete.

Sports

  • noun a lack of success in or at something
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