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failure 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈfālyər/,
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failures, plural;
  1. Lack of success
    • - an economic policy that is doomed to failure
    • - the failures of his policies
  2. An unsuccessful person, enterprise, or thing
    • - bad weather had resulted in crop failures
  3. Lack of success in passing an examination or test
    • - exam failure
  4. A grade that is not high enough to pass an examination or test

  5. The omission of expected or required action
    • - their failure to comply with the basic rules
  6. A lack or deficiency of a desirable quality
    • - a failure of imagination
  7. The action or state of not functioning
    • - symptoms of heart failure
    • - an engine failure
  8. A sudden cessation of power

  9. The collapse of a business


  1. an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
  2. an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose; "the surprise party was a complete failure"
  3. lack of success; "he felt that his entire life had been a failure"; "that year there was a crop failure"
  4. a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
  5. an unexpected omission; "he resented my failure to return his call"; "the mechanic's failure to check the brakes"
  6. bankruptcy: inability to discharge all your debts as they come due; "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"
  7. Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. ...
  8. Failure is Assemblage 23's second album, released through Gashed! and, later, Metropolis Records in 2001. The album contains many energetic EBM songs lead by emotionally charged lyrics . ...
  9. Failure was an American rock band (often also classified as alternative rock and/or space rock) that was active from 1990 to 1997, during which they recorded and released three critically-acclaimed albums. ...
  10. Failure is the seventh album by avant-garde band King Missile, and the band's first in its incarnation as "King Missile III." It was released on September 15, 1998.
  11. Structural failure refers to loss of the load-carrying capacity of a component or member within a structure or of the structure itself. Structural failure is initiated when the material is stressed to its strength limit, thus causing fracture or excessive deformations. ...
  12. Failure is a song by the Alternative metal band Sevendust from their fifth studio album Next and was released as second single in 2006.
  13. (failing) Weakness; defect; if the preferred or prior option is not possible
  14. (Failures) If power is still available, a flashing amber light is used to warn of an intersection. Methods to distinguish the main road from the secondary road (and hence right of way) include using yield (give way) signs, stop signs or a flashing red light on the secondary road as well as ...
  15. (Failures) are determined by reviewing period, not by session. They include failures in Extra courses.
  16. (failures) Pavement Management Information System (PMIS) Rater's Manual
  17. (Failed) (Plus more rarely failed-removed) A wanna-build state
  18. (Failed) The job did not complete successfully;
  19. (Failed) TreasuryPoint did not receive the wire in the required time. Trades to be covered by this wire will also be marked as failed.
  20. (Failed) a Service encountered an error and didn’t complete the requested function, returning error to the requestor.
  21. (failing) (feɪ´ling) contemporary adj. Usually in reference to public schools, refers to one that is proving to be unsuccessful, based on inappropriate use of expensive standardized testing to declare its worth.
  22. For a lover, this is sometimes of contrary significance. To dream that he fails in his suit, signifies that he only needs more masterfulness and energy in his daring, as he has already the love and esteem of his sweetheart. ...
  23. an item of equipment has suffered a failure when it is no longer capable of fulfilling one or more of its intended functions. Note that an item does not need to be completely unable to function to have suffered a failure. ...
  24. The inability of a system or component to perform its required functions within specified performance requirements. ...
  25. The event, or inoperable state, in which any item or part of an item does not, or would not, perform as previously specified.