Definitions for defective
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word defective.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from defectivus, Latin.
It subjects them to all the diseases depending upon a defective projectile motion of the blood. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
It will very little help to cure my ignorance, that this is the best of four or five hypotheses proposed, which are all defective. John Locke.
If it renders us perfect in one accomplishment, it generally leaves us defective in another. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 255.
Our tragedy writers have been notoriously defective in giving proper sentiments to the persons they introduce. Addis.
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
Etymology: [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
Fiat Chrysler's pattern of poor performance put millions of its customers and the driving public at risk, this action will provide relief to owners of defective vehicles, will help improve recall performance throughout the auto industry, and gives Fiat Chrysler the opportunity to embrace a proactive safety culture.
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...."
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
If the officials are corrupt, if the laws are defective, if the penalties are unjust, than you have a unjust government.
This jury, after carefully thinking about the evidence for two days, came to the proper decision that this was a defective product.
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- неизправен, повреденBulgarian
- defectiu, defectuósCatalan, Valencian
- fehlerhaft, defektGerman
- defectivo, defectuosoSpanish
- vajaa, viallinen, vajavainen, puutteellinenFinnish
- défectueux, défectifFrench
- easpach, uireasachIrish
- uireasbhachScottish Gaelic
- defectivo, defeituosoPortuguese
- defectuos, defectiv, defectRomanian
- дефекти́вный, неиспра́вный, повреждённый, дефе́ктныйRussian
- defektiv, defektSwedish
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