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Dictionary Definition

defect

Noun

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]

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English

Noun

  1. A fault or malfunction.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈdiːfɛkt/
  • /"di:fEkt/

Translations

fault or malfunction

Related terms

Verb

  1. To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty.

Pronunciation

  • /dɪˈfɛkt/
  • /dI"fEkt/

Translations

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Defect or defected may refer to:
defect in German: Defekt
defect in Slovak: Defekt

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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