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Exception vs Malfunctioning - What's the difference?

exception | malfunctioning |

As nouns the difference between exception and malfunctioning

is that exception is exception while malfunctioning is a malfunction.

As a verb malfunctioning is





(en noun)
  • The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
  • That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
  • (legal) An objection, on legal grounds; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts or reserves something before the right is transferred.
  • (senseid)An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; — usually followed by to or against.
  • (computing) An interruption in normal processing, especially as caused by an error condition.
  • Derived terms

    * checked exception * exception that proves the rule * take exception * there is an exception to every rule * without exception




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A malfunction.
  • * 2011 , Raymond Van Dam, Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul (page 84)
  • Both strategies reflect a modern clinical emphasis on the malfunctionings of the psychological and biological processes of the body