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Definitions for defective
dɪˈfɛk tɪvde·fec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defective, faultyadjective

    having a defect

    "I returned the appliance because it was defective"

  2. defectiveadjective

    markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

    "defective speech"

  3. bad, defectiveadjective

    not working properly

    "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"

Wiktionary

  1. defectivenoun

    A person considered to be defective.

  2. defectiveadjective

    Having one or more defects.

  3. defectiveadjective

    lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defectiveadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. defectivus: cf. F. dfectif. See Defect.]

  2. Defectiveadjective

    lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb

    Etymology: [L. defectivus: cf. F. dfectif. See Defect.]

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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

Examples of defective in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Donald Trump:

    It is clear to me that we can not prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement, the Iran deal is defective at The Iran deal core. If we do nothing we know exactly what will happen.

  3. David Meyre:

    If you know the gene and the function of the gene, then you know which biological mechanism is defective.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    If the officials are corrupt, if the policies are defective, if the penalties are unjust, then you have a unjust government.

  5. John Crowley:

    What the enzyme is designed to do is to replace the enzyme that's missing or defective in people with Pompe, it's designed to get to muscle cells, including the heart, which is a cardiac muscle, to get to the diaphragm, which is involved of course in breathing, and restore muscle function as best as it can.

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