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Description

Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. The criteria for failure depends on context, and may be relative to a particular observer or belief system. One person might consider a failure what another person considers a success, particularly in cases of direct competition or a zero-sum game. Similarly, the degree of success or failure in a situation may be differently viewed by distinct observers or participants, such that a situation that one considers to be a failure, another might consider to be a success, a qualified success or a neutral situation.

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Organizations relating to Failure

International Symposium on Defects and Material Mechanisms
Uniform Rules on Contract Clauses for an Agreed Sum Due Upon Failure of Performance / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1983
International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors

View all profiles (7 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Failure

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inadequate health services
Misuse of spiritual authority for sexual purposes
Mental depression
Violation of sacred sites
Defective human immune system
Electrical power failure
Shortage of military manpower
Dam failures
Defective municipal water delivery equipment
Lack of folic acid in diet
Anti-satellite arms race
Resource consumption exacerbated by price distortions
Social withdrawal of aged
Structural failure
Failure to to observe contractual terms of payments
Unemployment of educated older people
Inadequate national law enforcement
Business bankruptcy
Educational wastage
Breakdown of local community cohesion
Breakdown in community security systems
Lack of response to monetary incentives
Marital instability
Inadequacy of contraceptive methods
Electronic equipment failure

Action Strategies relating to Failure

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Supporting people with genetic defects
Studying genetic defects and diseases
Researching respiratory distress syndrome
Acknowledging failure
Predicting crop failures
Predicting monsoon failure
Averting symbol system failure
Predicting ground failures
Monitoring birth defects
Monitoring failure of materials
Treating mental breakdown
Preventing electronic equipment failure
Addressing failure of programmes against problems
Averting technological failures
Monitoring genetic defects
Addressing failure to include local populations in solutions to problems
Recovering failed countries
Studying marriage breakdown
Studying social breakdown
Minimizing developmental disabilities
Addressing government failure to mobilize support against problems
Supplying emergency breakdown repairs
Understanding genetic errors
Monitoring contraceptive failure
Recording landslip disasters

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