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 defect defect

noun

  • () a failing or deficiency  ( shortcoming, defect )
    a failing or deficiency
     that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information
    that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information
  • () an imperfection in a bodily system  ( defect )
    an imperfection in a bodily system
     visual defects
    visual defects
     this device permits detection of defects in the lungs
    this device permits detection of defects in the lungs
  • () a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)  ( mar, blemish, defect )
    a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
     a facial blemish
    a facial blemish
  • () an imperfection in an object or machine  ( defect, flaw, fault )
    an imperfection in an object or machine
     a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
     if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer
    if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer
  • verb

  • desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army  ( defect, desert )
    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
    If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot