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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Failure  \Fail"ure\,  n.  [From  {Fail}.] 
  1.  Cessation  of  supply,  or  total  defect;  a  failing; 
  deficiency;  as  failure  of  rain;  failure  of  crops. 
 
  2.  Omission;  nonperformance;  as  the  failure  to  keep  a 
  promise. 
 
  3.  Want  of  success;  the  state  of  having  failed. 
 
  4.  Decay,  or  defect  from  decay;  deterioration;  as  the 
  failure  of  memory  or  of  sight. 
 
  5.  A  becoming  insolvent;  bankruptcy;  suspension  of  payment; 
  as  failure  in  business. 
 
  6.  A  failing;  a  slight  fault.  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  failure 
  n  1:  an  act  that  fails 
  2:  an  event  that  does  not  accomplish  its  intended  purpose  [ant: 
  {success}] 
  3:  lack  of  success  [ant:  {success}] 
  4:  a  person  with  a  record  of  failing  [syn:  {loser},  {nonstarter}, 
  {unsuccessful  person}]  [ant:  {achiever}] 
  5:  an  unexpected  omission;  "he  resented  my  failure  to  return 
  his  call" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  failure 
 
  The  inability  of  a  system  or  system  component  to  perform  a 
  required  function  within  specified  limits.  A  failure  may  be 
  produced  when  a  {fault}  is  encountered. 
 
  (1996-05-13) 
 
 




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