dysfunction - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/dɪsˈfʌŋkʃ(ə)n/
singulardysfunction
pluraldysfunctions
  1. 1
    medical any medical condition in which a part of your body does not work normally

    symptoms of neurological dysfunction

  2. 2
    mainly journalism a failure to work well

    This problem is the result of a dysfunction of bureaucracy.

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