having a defect
"I returned the appliance because it was defective"
markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
not working properly
"a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
A person considered to be defective.
Having one or more defects.
lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.
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
lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb
Origin: [L. defectivus: cf. F. dfectif. See Defect.]
The numerical value of defective in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of defective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you know the gene and the function of the gene, then you know which biological mechanism is defective.
This jury, after carefully thinking about the evidence for two days, came to the proper decision that this was a defective product.
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.
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...."
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.
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Translations for defective
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- неизправен, повреденBulgarian
- defectuós, defectiuCatalan, Valencian
- fehlerhaft, defektGerman
- defectivo, defectuosoSpanish
- vajavainen, puutteellinen, vajaa, viallinenFinnish
- défectif, défectueuxFrench
- uireasach, easpachIrish
- uireasbhachScottish Gaelic
- defeituoso, defectivoPortuguese
- defect, defectiv, defectuosRomanian
- дефе́ктный, повреждённый, дефекти́вный, неиспра́вныйRussian
- defektiv, defektSwedish
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