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Definitions for dysfunction
dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃəndys·func·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dysfunction, disfunctionnoun

    (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group

    "erectile dysfunction"; "sexual relationship dysfunction"


  1. dysfunctionnoun

    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.


  1. dysfunction

    Dysfunction refers to the impaired or abnormal functioning of a system, organ or mechanism within a living organism or a social, political, or economic entity. It may also refer to a condition or a state of affairs deviating from the norms or failing to achieve intended purpose.


  1. Dysfunction

    Dysfunction is the second studio album by American rock band Staind. It is also their first release on any label at all, in this case the Flip/Elektra label. "Just Go", "Mudshovel", and "Home" were released as singles. The song "Mudshovel" can also be found on their previous album, Tormented, albeit in a slightly different form; this version of the song goes under the title of "Mudshuvel". It would serve as the band's breakout single the album has been certified 2 times platinum by the RIAA by selling 2 million copies in the United states alone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dysfunction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dysfunction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dysfunction in a Sentence

  1. Holly Richmond:

    A frequent mistake women make when their partners experience erectile dysfunction is to assume it’s about her, ninety-nine percent of the time it has nothing to do with her. What I hear from my male clients who have experienced ED is that they are, in fact, very turned on by their partners.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I traveled all over the country to fight the repeal of Obamacare, but I will not be deterred from ending the corporate greed that creates dysfunction in our health care system. We must pass Medicare for All.

  3. David Jolly:

    If he fails some type of false litmus test by those who just continue to take us down this road of dysfunction, then the proponents of dysfunction will begin to lose all credibility -- and frankly I think it will be their last stand.

  4. Ziyad Al-Aly:

    It is possible that sicker individuals or people with immune dysfunction are at higher risk of reinfection and adverse health outcomes after reinfection.

  5. Timothy Tan:

    Jackie Bray added, Bureaucracy and dysfunction, and all kinds of barriers to serving patients. The director of clinical operations at the Queens Hospital Center, Dr. Timothy Tan, also spoke with the Times and slammed the incompetence of city officials for not taking some of the pressure off overburdened hospitals, by sending more patients to the Billy Jean King facility. Knowing what our patients had to endure in an overcrowded emergency department, its frustrating how few patients were treated at facilities such as Billie Jean King.

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