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wardrobe malfunction

n. the failure of a costume to fully cover its wearer as intended. (From an incident on broadcast television where this failure allowed a woman’s naked breast to be seen. The term itself was concocted to be an excuse for the incident.) Now he spends hours watching TV, hoping for another wardrobe malfunction.
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The NEC has been working with Chugoku Electric Power to develop a system for detecting signs of facility malfunctions by utilizing enormous amounts of plant data (big data) being held by the power plant.
For a test system with periodic malfunctions, it is directly related to the frequency of QC events.
A functional malfunction prevents the onsite system from operating as planned or designed; the term covers malfunctions that impair the proper functioning of the system.
The malfunction apparently caused one side of the rig to become partially submerged in the water, resulting in the loss of the drilling equipment overboard.
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Out of Compliance Notification Reports," must be submitted to the State within seven days of any malfunction or breakdown of process, fuel burning or emissions control equipment for a period of four hours or more that results in excessive emissions.
According to the officials, the malfunctions were widespread across the country, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, Osaka and Nagoya, affecting all some 3,000 ATMs run by DKB, a unit of Mizuho Holdings Inc.
If the shooter lets the frame move too much, the energy of the cartridge will be partially absorbed and a malfunction is possible.
8, the crew had replaced a central processing unit in the computer and solved the problem, but the malfunction prompted once again questions that have been raised repeatedly all summer: Is it time for Mir to retire or at least for NASA to curtail its involvement with the 11-year-old craft?
That's what McConnell, with Challenger: A Major Malfunction, and Joseph Trento, with Prescription for Disaster, have accomplished.
A heart attack is a malfunction caused by blockage in a vessel that supplies blood to the heart, which may permanently damage part of the heart.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Israeli warplane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea following a malfunction although both crew members were rescued unharmed, a military spokesman said.
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New Delhi, Sept 6 ( ANI ): Amitabh Bachchan has lashed out at social networking sites Twitter and Tumbler asking them to either rectify the malfunction or he will quit.
To blokes a wardrobe malfunction is not having one to hide in, which reminds me of the day I came home and found the moosus in bed with my best friend.