defect definition

  • noun:
    • having less some thing needed or desirable for conclusion or brilliance; a deficiency: a visual problem.
    • An imperfection that creates inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming. See Synonyms at blemish.
    • A fault or malfunction.
    • Want or absence of some thing needed for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- in opposition to superfluity.
    • Failing; fault; imperfection, whether actual or ethical; blemish
    • Want or insufficient something; especially, the possible lack of something is important perfectly or completeness; a fault; a blemish; an imperfection: because, a defect in timber; a defect in the organs of hearing or seeing; a defect of memory or judgment.
    • Synonyms Deficiency, lack, insufficiency, failure, mistake, flaw.
    • an imperfection in a bodily system
    • an imperfection in an object or device
    • a mark or flaw that spoils the look of anything (especially on an individual's human body)
    • a failing or deficiency
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To disown allegiance to at least one's nation and use residence an additional: a Soviet resident who defected to Israel.
    • To abandon a situation or relationship, often to participate an opposing team: defected from the celebration across dilemma of free-trade.
    • To fail; in order to become lacking.
    • to abandon one country or faction, and join another.
  • verb:
    • To abandon or switch against; to cease or alter your loyalty.
    • wilderness (a reason, a country or an army), frequently to join the opposing cause, country, or military
  • verb-transitive:
    • To injure; to harm.
  • others:
    • become or become lacking; fail.
    • To desert; revolt.
    • To affect injuriously; injured; damage; spoil.
    • Defective.

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