Malfunction


A technological outcome[3] that does not carry out its proper function[2] successfully is described as a malfunction[1] or is said to malfunction.

Terms definitions
1. malfunction. A technological outcome that does not carry out its proper function successfully is described as a malfunction or is said to malfunction. « Back to Glossary Index
2. function. A named section of a computer program that performs a specific task. Functions help make code more efficient and reusable. They may take input parameters and produce output. « Back to Glossary Index
3. outcome. Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature. « Back to Glossary Index