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We frequently work with the events´ description besides other
assessments in safety/risk assessment. In pure technical applications these events
are related with the failure occurrence of equipment, a device, a system or an item.
This contribution can be a complex problem for the term “failure” and its related
characteristics. In this paper there are mentioned functions of an object and their
description, classification of failures, main characteristics of failure, possible
causes of failure, mechanisms of failure and consequences of failure and also other
contributions related with failure very closely.