What does defect mean?

Definitions for defect
ˈdi fɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt; dɪˈfɛktde·fect

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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.

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

  2. defect(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Defect

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defect in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of defect in a Sentence

  1. Guillermo Apud:

    Rework on the line is PROHIBITED!!!! We can't have leaders/materials people/operators REWORKING material left and right without ANY control, this is why we have defect upon defect.

  2. Psychiatrist Jeffrey Metzner:

    Despite having a mental disability or defect ... Mr. Holmes had the capacity to tell the difference between right and wrong.

  3. Pope Francis:

    I am in God's hands, am I afraid ? You know that I have a defect, a nice of dose of being careless. If anything should happen to me, I have told the Lord, I ask you only to give me the grace that it doesn't hurt because I am not courageous when confronted with pain. I am very timid.

  4. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.

  5. Bertrand Russell:

    The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

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