equipment failure

Definitions of equipment failure
  1. noun
    a cessation of normal operation
    synonyms: breakdown
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    brake failure
    brakes fail to stop a vehicle
    engine failure
    engine does not run
    dud, misfire
    an explosion that fails to occur
    outage
    a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)
    power failure, power outage
    equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
    fault
    (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
    blackout
    the failure of electric power for a general region
    flame-out
    the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
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    failure
    an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
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