- IPA: /dɪsˈfʌŋk.ʃən/
- A failure to function in an expected or complete manner. Usually refers to a disorder in a bodily organ (e.g. erectile dysfunction), a mental disorder, or the improper behavior of a social group.
- French: dysfonctionnement, dysfonction
- German: Fehlfunktion, Dysfunktion
- Italian: disfunzione
- Portuguese: disfunção
- Russian: дисфу́нкция
- Spanish: disfunción
dysfunction (dysfunctions, present participle dysfunctioning; past and past participle dysfunctioned)
- (nonstandard, intransitive, mostly, biology) To fail to function correctly; to malfunction.