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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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Henderson said that historically, one of the worst culprits for pump failure was oil leakage into the front of the pump.
That's the beauty of backup systems: No matter what the reason for the pump failure, a backup system will save the day.
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.
This pump is ready to go into production immediately in the event of a pump failure.
This design accomplishes all fluid control functions while eliminating valves which can clog, fatigue and fail, causing accuracy drifting and pump failure over time.
The car was diagnosed with power steering pump failure, costing pounds 1000 to fix.
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.
The system is equipped with alarms to alert the user in the event of pump failure, purifier high water level, system high pressure and fuel catch basin leak.
Alonso was way back on the grid after a fuel pump failure in qualifying.