Failure definitions

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The definition of a failure is the act of falling short of the goal or a person who hasn't achieved what they set out to.

An example of a failure is an aspiring actress hoping to make it in the movie industry and ending up with a waitressing career.

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The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends.

The failure of an experiment.

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One that fails.

A failure at one's career.

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The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short.

A crop failure.

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A cessation of proper functioning or performance.

A power failure.

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Nonperformance of what is requested or expected; omission.

Failure to report a change of address.

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The act or fact of failing to pass a course, test, or assignment.
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A decline in strength or effectiveness.
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The act or fact of becoming bankrupt or insolvent.
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The act of failing or the state or condition resulting from having failed.
  • A falling short.
  • A losing of power or strength.
  • A breakdown in operation or function.
  • Neglect or omission.
  • A not succeeding in doing or becoming.
  • A becoming bankrupt.
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A person or thing that fails.
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A failing to pass.
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A grade or mark (usually F) indicating a failing to pass.
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An object, person or endeavour in a state of failure or incapable of success.
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Origin of failure

Alteration of failer default from Anglo-Norman from Old French faillir to fail fail