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Main Entry: fail·ure
Pronunciation: primarystressfamacr(schwa)l-yschwar
Function: noun
1 a : a failing to do or perform <failure to pass the test> b : neglect of an assigned or expected action <failure to pay on time> c : inability to perform a normal function well enough <heart failure>
2 a : a lack of success <failure in the campaign> b : BANKRUPTCY <a business failure>
3 a : a falling short : DEFICIENCY <crop failure> b : a breaking down <a failure of memory>
4 : one that has failed <the scheme was a complete failure>

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