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

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. 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

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A chief reason for an unrealistic price rise, inflation, poor employment generation & economic recession is ‘Right Person in Wrong Position’ leading to implementation of ineffective policy & defective strategy and thereby imperilling the GDP (Growth, Development & Progress) of the nation.

  5. James Lee of Lee Murphy:

    None of the defective product manufacturers offer assistance for removal or revision of their defective products when it fails, even today, with multiple verdicts finding these mesh products defective and the manufacturers liable, not one of the mesh defendants have helped any of the women absent a lawsuit and a settlement.

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