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(n.) Want of success; the state of having failed.


(n.) Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.


(n.) Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise.


(n.) Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight.


(n.) A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment; as, failure in business.


(n.) A failing; a slight fault.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Failure'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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