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failure

(Bankruptcy), noun commercial failure, default, discontinuance of business, economic downfall, failure to maintain solvency, financial disaster, financial loss, financial ruin, inability to maintain solvency, inability to meet financial obligations, insolvency, insufficiency of funds, lack of funds, suspension of business
Associated concepts: failure to meet one's obligations, insolvency

failure

(Falling short), noun defectio, defectiveness, deficiency, delinquency, dereliction, inability, insufficiency, lack, loss of strength, noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, oversight, pretermission, shortcoming, slip, want
Associated concepts: failure of consideration, failure of eviience, failure of heirs, failure of issue, failure of proof, failure of purpose, failure of title, failure of trust, failure to act, faillre to bargain collectively, failure to comply, failure to file a return, failure to give notice, failure to make delivery, failure to perform, failure to prosecute, law office failures, partial failure

failure

(Lack of success), noun aborted attempt, beating, botch, breakdown, collapse, debacle, defeat, disappointment, downfall, drubbing, error, fall, fiasco, fruitless effort, frustration, ineffectualness, labor in vain, loss, miscarriage, misfortune, mistake, ruin, unsuccessful attempt, vain attempt
See also: abortion, bankruptcy, breach, debacle, defeat, delinquency, disaster, dishonor, disqualification, expiration, flaw, foible, frailty, frustration, impossibility, impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, inefficacy, infraction, lapse, loss, miscarriage, misconduct, mistrial, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonpayment, offense, omission, oversight, vice
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Of equal importance is the overall design of the pumping installation to provide for backup pumping capacity in the event of a pump failure or for routine system maintenance.
Other precipitating factors are infections, poor patient compliance, undiagnosed diabetes, insulin pump failure, drugs and physician management errors.
Due to the pump failure it was decided to try removing the leachiest by water jet.
For example, they are leak-free by design and offer secondary containment as standard so in the unlikely event of a pump failure, the process fluid will be contained within the stator housing.
A pump failure at Crossens Pumping Station caused storage tanks to overflow, sending raw sewage and storm water surging into the popular fishing haven.
BP said it has restarted production at its refinery in Western Australia after a pump failure, but plans by union workers to escalate work stoppages could impact a planned maintenance in coming weeks.
Alonso was way back on the grid after a fuel pump failure in qualifying.
Interviewed following Saturday's qualifying, a disconsolate Alonso said the fuel pump failure had ended any hopes of a podium after his impressive showings in practice.
Last weekend at the Nurburgring, his Shell Dallara Mercedes suffered fuel pump failure during qualifying, meaning he was dropped to the back of the starting grid for race one.
A high capacity vacuum pump inlet trap for styrene and other extrusion processes is said to help prevent pump failure and environmental emissions.
A pump failure at a treatment works in Inverness left Scottish Water engineers struggling to restore supplies.
This provides redundancy for pump failure and expandability for future demand.