Meaning of FAILURE in English

FAILURE

noun Etymology: alteration of earlier failer, from Anglo-French, from Old French faillir to fail Date: 1643 1. omission of occurrence or performance, b. a state of inability to perform a normal function , an abrupt cessation of normal functioning , a fracturing or giving way under stress , 2. lack of success, a failing in business ; bankruptcy , 3. a falling short ; deficiency , deterioration , decay , one that has failed

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