What does defective mean?

Definitions for defectivedɪˈfɛk tɪv

Here are all the 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

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