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noun – 1. a stoppage or a breakdown, bearing failure. Engine failure is sometimes accompanied by fire. Power failure loss of engine power, or loss of electrical power supply 2. the fact of not achieving the desired goal or result, the failure of an experiment, failure to do something not doing something. The steward’s failure to remain at his station made the emergency situation worse. 3. the fact of not passing a course, a test, or an examination. His failure in the GFT (General Flying Test) meant that he didn’t finish the course.

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