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Definition of failure:

  1. A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business.
  2. A failing; a slight fault.
  3. Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.
  4. Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight.
  5. Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise.
  6. Want of success; the state of having failed.


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