Dysfunction can refer to:
- Abnormality (behavior)
- Dysfunctional family
- Sexual dysfunction
- Dysfunction (album), an album by the rock band Staind
- Malfunction (disambiguation)
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Dysfunction — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dysfunction Álbum de Staind Publicación 13 de abril, 1999 Grabación Entre diciembre … Wikipedia Español
dysfunction — dysfunction, dysfunctional Terms used to deal with tensions in the social system . Something is dysfunctional if it inhibits or disrupts the working of the system as a whole or another part of the system; for example, if teenage anomie disrupts… … Dictionary of sociology
dysfunction — 1916, from DYS (Cf. dys ) bad, abnormal, difficult + FUNCTION (Cf. function) … Etymology dictionary
dysfunction — [dis fuŋk′shən] n. abnormal, impaired, or incomplete functioning, as of a body organ or part … English World dictionary
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
dysfunction — [[t]dɪsfʌ̱ŋkʃən[/t]] dysfunctions 1) N COUNT If you refer to a dysfunction in something such as a relationship or someone s behaviour, you mean that it is different from what is considered to be normal. [FORMAL] ...his severe emotional… … English dictionary
dysfunction — UK [dɪsˈfʌŋkʃ(ə)n] / US [dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms dysfunction : singular dysfunction plural dysfunctions 1) medical any medical condition in which a part of your body does not work normally symptoms of neurological… … English dictionary
dysfunction — also disfunction noun Date: circa 1916 1. impaired or abnormal functioning < gastrointestinal dysfunction > 2. abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction within a group < family dysfunction > • … New Collegiate Dictionary
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
dysfunction — noun /dɪsˈfʌŋk.ʃən/ A failure to function in an expected or complete manner. Usually refers to a disorder in a bodily organ (e.g. erectile dysfunction), a mental disorder, or the improper behavior of a social group. Ant: function … Wiktionary