failure

  1. an act that fails
  2. an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
  3. lack of success
  4. a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
  5. an unexpected omission
  6. loss of ability to function normally

failure

[n] - lack of success 2. [n] - loss of ability to function normally 3. [n] - a person with a record of failing 4. [n] - an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose 5. [n] - an act that fails 6. [n] - an unexpected omission
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Failure

The event, or inoperable state, in which any item or part of an item does not, or would not, perform as previously specified.Hard FailureA product under test ceases to work correctly. It does not resume correct operation, even when the stressing environment is eased.Soft FailureA product under test ceases to operate correctly, but resumes correct o...
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Failure

The inability of a member to carry its designated load by reason of excessive deformation or collapse.
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failure

A general term used to imply that a part in service (1) has become completely inoperable, (2) is still operable but is incapable of satisfactorily performing its intended function, or (3) has deteriorated seriously, to the point that it has become unreliable or unsafe for continued use.
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Failure

Fail'ure noun [ From Fail .] 1. Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops. 2. Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise. 3. Want of success; the state of having failed.
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failure

The state of insufficiency or nonperformance. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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failure

noun an act that fails; `his failure to pass the test`
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failure

(fāl´yәr) inability to perform or to function properly.
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Failure

• (n.) Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise. • (n.) A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business. • (n.) A failing; a slight fault. • (n.) Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops. • (n.) Decay, or defect fro...
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Failure

Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering. ==In science== Thomas J. Watson is attributed with...
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Failure

(F défaillance, R distrugere, dezastru, pierderea functionalitatii) The termination of the ability of an item to perform a required function. See defect & fault
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failure

A general term used to imply that a part in service (1) has become completely inoperable, (2) is still operable but is incapable of satisfactorily performing its intended function, or (3) has deteriorated seriously, to the point that it has become unreliable or unsafe for continued use
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failure

Deviation of the component or system from its expected delivery, service or result. [After Fenton]...
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failure

the termination of the ability of an item to perform a required function NOTE 1 - After failure the item has a fault. NOTE 2 - 'Failure' is an event, as distinguished from 'fault', which is a state. NOTE 3 - This concept as defined does not apply to items consisting of software only.
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Failure

A total defect; an omission; a non-performance. Failure also signifies a stoppage of payment; as there has been a failure today, some one has stopped payment.
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failure

Type: Term Pronunciation: fāl′yūr Definitions: 1. The state of insufficiency or nonperformance.
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failure

Premature menopause caused frequently by adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer.
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Failure

That point in an exercise at which you have so fully fatigued your working muscles that they can no longer complete an additional repetition of a movement with strict biomechanics. You should always take your post-warm-up sets at least to the point of momentary muscular failure, and frequently past that point.
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Failure

event in which a component of the package does not perform one or more of its required functions within the specified limits under specified conditions (ref. ISO 11607: 2003(E)).
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failure

(ITIL Service Operation) Loss of ability to operate to specification, or to deliver the required output. The term may be used when referring to IT services, processes, activities, configuration items etc. A failure often causes an incident.
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