1 an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
2 a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information" [syn: shortcoming]
3 an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer" [syn: fault, flaw]
4 a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish" [syn: blemish, mar] v : desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot" [syn: desert]
- A fault or malfunction.
fault or malfunction
Defect or defected may refer to:
- Defect (geometry)
- Defected Records, a music label
- Crystallographic defect, a structural imperfection in a crystal
- Congenital disorder, a medical condition present at birth
- Software bug, a failure of computer software to meet requirements
- The action of defection, abandoning allegiance to one country for another
defect in German: Defekt
defect in Slovak: Defekt
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