an imperfection in a bodily system
"visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
a failing or deficiency
"that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
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"
blemish, defect, mar(verb)
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
"a facial blemish"
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"
to abandon one country or faction, and join another.
A fault or malfunction.
To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty.
Origin: From defaicte, from defectus, from deficere, from past participle defectus, from de- + facere.
want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity
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
to fail; to become deficient
to injure; to damage
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-fekt′, n. a deficiency: a want: imperfection: blemish: fault.—n. Defectibil′ity.—adj. Defect′ible, liable to imperfection: deficient.—ns. Defec′tion, a failure, a falling away from duty: revolt; Defec′tionist.—adj. Defec′tive, having defect: wanting in some necessary quality: imperfect: faulty: insufficient.—adv. Defect′ively.—n. Defect′iveness.—The defects of one's qualities, virtues carried to excess, the faults apt to accompany or flow from good qualities. [L. deficĕre, defectum, to fail—de, down, and facĕre, to do.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Defect' in Nouns Frequency: #2272
The numerical value of Defect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Defect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I got a couple years, max, the defect recall system - we just got to address that.
. . . I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
The severe defect in his brain made him incapable of distinguishing right from wrong by societal standards.
I thought it was a result of a genetic defect and assumed I had been born like that, so I didn’t think any more of it.
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Translations for Defect
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- недостатък, дезертирам, повредаBulgarian
- defecteCatalan, Valencian
- závada, poruchaCzech
- Fehler, Defekt, überlaufenGerman
- ελάττωμα, αυτομολώ, αποσκιρτώGreek
- pasarse, falla, desertar, defecto, tachaSpanish
- vika, loikataFinnish
- déserter, défaut, passer àFrench
- cronScottish Gaelic
- ערק, פגםHebrew
- cacat, membelotIndonesian
- difetto, defezionareItalian
- 欠陥, 欠点Japanese
- defeito, trair, desertarPortuguese
- дезертировать, дефект, недостаток, изменятьRussian
- недостатак, nedostatak, prebjeći, пребјећиSerbo-Croatian
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