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failure/ˈfeɪljɚ/noun
pluralfailures
failure
/ˈfeɪljɚ/
noun
pluralfailures
Learner's definition of FAILURE  
: the act or result of failing: such as
: a lack of success in some effort
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— opposite success
   b : a situation or occurrence in which something does not work as it should
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   c : an occurrence in which someone does not do something that should be done— followed by to + verb
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   d : an occurrence in which crops do not grow and produce food in the normal way
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[count] : a person or thing that has failed
— opposite success
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