dys·func·tion


dys·func·tion

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  • dys|func|tion|al — «dihs FUHNGK shuh nuhl», adjective. 1. Medicine. having to do with dysfunction. 2. performing badly or improperly; malfunctioning: »Handsome though it is, the classic wood and paper architecture of Japan is wildly dysfunctional for a Northern… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dys|func|tion — «dihs FUHNGK shuhn», noun, verb. Medicine. –n. a functional abnormality or impairment, for example of an organ. –v.i. to cease to function properly or normally; to break down: »“I m convinced that the next ruling generation is going to be all… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dysfunctional — dys|func|tion|al [dısˈfʌŋkʃənəl] adj [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: dys bad (from Greek) + functional] 1.) not following the normal patterns of social behaviour, especially with the result that someone cannot behave in a normal way or have a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dysfunction — dys|func|tion [ dıs fʌŋkʃən ] noun count or uncount 1. ) MEDICAL any medical condition in which a part of your body does not work normally: symptoms of neurological dysfunction 2. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM a failure to work well: This problem is the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dysfunctional — dys|func|tion|al [ dıs fʌŋkʃənl ] adjective 1. ) dysfunctional relationships do not work normally and are not happy or successful: a dysfunctional family 2. ) not working normally: dysfunctional brain cells a dysfunctional government …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dysfunction — dys•func•tion [[t]dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃən[/t]] n. 1) pat impairment of function or malfunctioning, as of an organ or structure of the body 2) soc a consequence of a social activity or structure that undermines a social system • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • dysfunctional — dys•func•tion•al [[t]dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃən əl[/t]] adj. 1) cvb unable to function normally 2) cvb characterized by abnormal or impaired functioning: a dysfunctional family[/ex] • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Dysfunction — Difficult function or abnormal function. There is, for example: Constitutional hepatic dysfunction, (familial nonhemolytic jaundice), Dental dysfunction (abnormal functioning of dental structures), Minimal brain dysfunction (attention deficit… …   Medical dictionary

  • a — acar·a·pis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·na; ac·a·ri·nar·i·um; ac·a·rine; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; ac·a·ri·no·sis; ac·a·ro·ce·cid·i·um; ac·a·roid; ac·a·rol·o·gist; ac·a·rol·o·gy; ac·a·ro·pho·bia; ac·a·rus; acat·a·lep·sy; acat·a·lex·is;… …   English syllables

  • tic — ace·tic; ace·to·ace·tic; ach·er·on·tic; achres·tic; ach·ro·ma·tic·i·ty; acys·tic; adi·ag·nos·tic; aero·elas·tic; aero·tac·tic; agres·tic; alan·tic; al·bi·nis·tic; al·che·mis·tic; al·lo·cryp·tic; al·lo·plas·tic; al·lo·plas·tic·i·ty; al·tru·is·tic; …   English syllables