Definitions for defectivedɪˈfɛk tɪv

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word defective

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defective, faulty(adj)

    having a defect

    "I returned the appliance because it was defective"

  2. defective(adj)

    markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

    "defective speech"

  3. bad, defective(adj)

    not working properly

    "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"

Wiktionary

  1. defective(Noun)

    A person considered to be defective.

  2. defective(Adjective)

    Having one or more defects.

  3. defective(Adjective)

    lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defective(adj)

    wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules

  2. Defective(adj)

    lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb

  3. Origin: [L. defectivus: cf. F. dfectif. See Defect.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defective in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Doug Monsour:

    This jury, after carefully thinking about the evidence for two days, came to the proper decision that this was a defective product.

  2. James Feldkamp:

    Alibaba has talked about getting all the defective stuff off (e-commerce platform) Taobao and that's likely a claim which is way bigger than is possible to be implemented.

  3. Fabrice:

    A Belgian motorist was complaining that his turn signal had been defective and was going :"once it worked!, once it didn't work!, once it worked!, once it didn't work!, once it...."

  4. Kurt Arnold:

    We're going to show that Tote knew the El Faro was a defective ship that they knowingly sent into the path of a hurricane. We'll be fighting to expose the Limited Liability act of 1851 as the backward and arcane law that it is.

  5. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Patients who suffer from sexual addictions enter treatment paralyzed by shame and humiliation. They describe themselves as “evil” and “defective.” They desperately want to be liberated from the crush of their destructive behavior, but can’t get out from under it’s demoralizing weight

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