HyperDic: equipment_failure

English > 1 sense of the expression equipment failure:
NOUNeventequipment failure, breakdowna cessation of normal operation
English > equipment failure: 1 sense > noun 1, event
MeaningA cessation of normal operation.
Synonymbreakdown
Narrowerbrake failurebrakes fail to stop a vehicle
engine failureengine does not run
fault(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
misfire, dudAn explosion that fails to occur
outageA temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)
power outage, power failureequipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
BroaderfailureAn event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
Spanishavería del equipo, avería, fallo

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