failure

[ feyl-yer ]
/ ˈfeɪl yər /

noun

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Origin of failure

1635–45; fail + -ure; replacing failer a (de)fault <Anglo-French (noun use of infinitive), for Old French faillir

OTHER WORDS FROM failure

non·fail·ure, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for failure

failure
/ (ˈfeɪljə) /

noun

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Medical definitions for failure

failure
[ fālyər ]

n.

The inability to function or perform satisfactorily.
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