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dys•func•tion



Pronunciation: (dis-fungk'shun), [key]
n.
1. Med.malfunctioning, as of an organ or structure of the body.
2. any malfunctioning part or element: the dysfunctions of the country's economy.
3. Sociol.a consequence of a social practice or behavior pattern that undermines the stability of a social system.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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