Definitions for Defectˈdi fɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt; dɪˈfɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defect(noun)

    an imperfection in a bodily system

    "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"

  2. defect, shortcoming(noun)

    a failing or deficiency

    "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"

  3. defect, fault, flaw(noun)

    an imperfection in an object or machine

    "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

  4. blemish, defect, mar(verb)

    a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

    "a facial blemish"

  5. defect, desert(verb)

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Defect(v. i.)

    to abandon one country or faction, and join another.

Wiktionary

  1. defect(Noun)

    A fault or malfunction.

  2. defect(Verb)

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

  3. Origin: From defaicte, from defectus, from deficere, from past participle defectus, from de- + facere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defect(noun)

    want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity

  2. Defect(noun)

    failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment

  3. Defect(verb)

    to fail; to become deficient

  4. Defect(verb)

    to injure; to damage

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Defect' in Nouns Frequency: #2272


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