English word malfunction comes from English function, English mal-.
Malfunction detailed word origin explanation
|function || English (eng) ||(intransitive) to carry on a function; to be in action. (intransitive) to have a function (anthropology) The role of a social practice in the continued existence of the group.. (biology) The physiological activity of an organ or body part.. (chemistry) The characteristic behavior of a chemical compound.. (computing) A routine that receives zero or more arguments and may return a result.. [...] |
|mal- || English (eng) ||Bad, badly as in maladjusted, malcontent - faulty, faultily as in malfunction. Not. |
|malfunction || English (eng) ||Failure to function. Faulty functioning To fail to function. To function improperly. |
Words with the same origin as malfunction