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disfunction

[dis-fuhngk-shuh n] /dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃən/
noun
Origin
by confusion of dys- with dis-1
Related forms
disfunctional, adjective
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  • But the people who caused the current disfunction happen to be numbered among them.
  • Simply because a deficit enhances our capability in another area, does not make it any less of a disfunction.
  • Emotions are extremely important to the function or disfunction of a department.
Word Origin and History for disfunction
n.

1927, variant of dysfunction (q.v.).

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disfunction in Medicine

disfunction dis·func·tion (dĭs-fŭngk'shən)
n.
Variant of dysfunction.

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