failure

  • 1 failure — fail·ure n 1: omission of occurrence or performance; specif: a failing to perform a duty or expected action a failure to mitigate damages failure to prosecute 2: a lack of success or adequacy failure of a suit 3: a failing in business …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 failure — fail‧ure [ˈfeɪljə ǁ ər] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] COMMERCE a situation in which a business that is not successful has to close because it is losing money: • The Official Receiver recommended a detailed investigation into the reasons for… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 failure — failure, neglect, default, miscarriage, dereliction are comparable when they mean an omission on the part of someone or something of what is expected or required oj him or of it. Failure basically implies a being found wanting; it implies a lack… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Failure — Fail ure, n. [From {Fail}.] 1. Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops. [1913 Webster] 2. Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise. [1913 Webster] 3. Want of success;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Failure — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Failure fue una banda de rock alternativo en la década de los 90. Contenido 1 Historia 2 Post Failure 3 Discografía 4 …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 6 Failure — est un groupe de rock américain fondé dans les années 90 par Ken Andrews (chanteur, guitariste), Greg Edwards (bassiste) et Robert Gauss (batteur). Sommaire 1 Histoire 2 Discographie 2.1 Albums 2.2 Autres …

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  • 7 failure — [n1] lack of success abortion, bankruptcy, bomb, botch*, breakdown, bungle*, bust, checkmate, collapse, decay, decline, defeat, deficiency, deficit, deterioration, downfall, failing, false step*, faux pas, fiasco, flash in the pan*, flop*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Failure — Failure. См. Отказ. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 9 failure — (see also bankruptcy and insolvency) an economic assessment of the viability of a business, it means that a firm is either not earning what is expected (i.e. it has a below normal rate of return) or is not meeting its obligations. It is not… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 10 failure — 1640s, failer, from Anglo Fr. failer, from O.Fr. falir (see FAIL (Cf. fail)). The verb in Anglo French used as a noun; ending altered 17c. to conform with words in ure …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 failure — ► NOUN 1) lack of success. 2) an unsuccessful person or thing. 3) the omission of expected or required action. 4) an instance or the state of not functioning …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 failure — [fāl′yər] n. [< earlier failer < Anglo Fr < OFr faillir: see FAIL] 1. the act of failing or the state or condition resulting from having failed; specif., a) a falling short b) a losing of power or strength c) a breakdown in operation or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Failure — For other uses, see Failure (disambiguation). Fail redirects here. For the Irish Republican Party, see Fianna Fáil …

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  • 14 failure — noun 1 lack of success ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total ▪ abject, humiliating ▪ The attempt ended in abject failure. ▪ inevitable …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 failure */*/*/ — UK [ˈfeɪljə(r)] / US [ˈfeɪljər] noun Word forms failure : singular failure plural failures 1) [countable/uncountable] a lack of success in doing something I m too proud to admit failure. end/result in failure: Their first attempt to climb Everest …

    English dictionary

  • 16 failure — fail|ure [ feıljər ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount a lack of success in doing something: I m too proud to admit failure. failure of: The failure of the talks has made the situation worse. end/result in failure: Their first attempt to climb… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 failure — [[t]fe͟ɪljə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ failures 1) N UNCOUNT Failure is a lack of success in doing or achieving something, especially in relation to a particular activity. This policy is doomed to failure... Three attempts on the British 200 metre record also… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 failure — fail|ure W2S2 [ˈfeıljə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(lack of success)¦ 2¦(unsuccessful person/thing)¦ 3 failure to do something 4¦(business)¦ 5¦(machine/body part)¦ 6¦(crops)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(LACK OF SUCCESS)¦ [U and C] a lack of success in achieving or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 failure — /fayl yeuhr/, n. 1. an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. The campaign was a failure. 2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; …

    Universalium

  • 20 failure — n. 1) to experience failure 2) an abject, complete, dismal, hopeless, miserable, outright failure 3) a box office; crop failure 4) heart failure 5) a power failure 6) a failure to + int. (the patient s failure to respond to treatment was… …

    Combinatory dictionary