failure

  

Definition

Event in which any part of an equipment or machine does not perform according to its operational specifications. Failures are classified into several categories: dependent failure, non-critical failure, random failure, etc.

Use failure in a sentence

  • Sometimes your business will face a small failure but you must keep your eyes on the bigger picture and stay focused.

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  • The Big Bertha failure in Seattle has made thrown the whole construction project off the anticipated schedule, crews have to repair the gigantic machine to resume the project.

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  • Without failure, there would be success. In order to succeed you need to fail over and over again. The only difference between those who succeed and those who fail is that the person who succeeds understands this concept.

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Notable Quotes

  • Oversized Egos can Lead to Failure
    "I’ve seen far too many businesses – investment firms and others – run into the ground by impressive people who start to think they’re smarter than everyone else. That’s when big mistakes get made. There are enough ways to screw up in this business without bringing it on yourself because of ego."
    - Barry Rosenstein



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