Associations to the word «Dysfunction»

Wiktionary

DYSFUNCTION, noun. A failure to function in an expected or complete manner. Usually refers to a disorder in a bodily organ (e.g. erectile dysfunction), a mental disorder, or the improper behavior of a social group.
DYSFUNCTION, verb. (nonstandard) (intransitive) (mostly biology) To fail to function correctly; to malfunction.

Dictionary definition

DYSFUNCTION, noun. (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group; "erectile dysfunction"; "sexual relationship dysfunction".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn