Meaning of FAILURE in English

FAILURE

n. 1 lack of success; failing. 2 an unsuccessful person, thing, or attempt. 3 non-performance, non-occurrence. 4 breaking down or ceasing to function (heart failure; engine failure). 5 running short of supply etc. 6 bankruptcy, collapse.

[ earlier failer f. AF, = OF faillir FAIL ]

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