What does defunct mean?

Definitions for defunct
dɪˈfʌŋktde·funct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defunctadjective

    no longer in force or use; inactive

    "a defunct law"; "a defunct organization"

  2. defunctadjective

    having ceased to exist or live

    "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe"

GCIDE

  1. Defunctadjective

    No longer in effect or use; no longer operating; as, a defunct business; a defunct law.

    Etymology: [L. defunctus, p. p. of defungi to acquit one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to perform, discharge: cf. F. dfunt. See Function.]

Wiktionary

  1. defunctnoun

    The dead person (referred to).

    Etymology: From defunctus, past participle of defungor.

  2. defunctverb

    To make defunct.

    Etymology: From defunctus, past participle of defungor.

  3. defunctadjective

    Deceased, dead.

    Etymology: From defunctus, past participle of defungor.

  4. defunctadjective

    No longer in use, inactive.

    Etymology: From defunctus, past participle of defungor.

  5. defunctadjective

    Specifically, of a program: that has terminated but is still shown in the list of processes because the parent process that created it is still running and has not yet reaped it. See also zombie, zombie process.

    Etymology: From defunctus, past participle of defungor.

  6. defunctadjective

    No longer in business or service.

    Etymology: From defunctus, past participle of defungor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Defunctadjective

    having finished the course of life; dead; deceased

    Etymology: [L. defunctus, p. p. of defungi to acquit one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to perform, discharge: cf. F. dfunt. See Function.]

  2. Defunctnoun

    a dead person; one deceased

    Etymology: [L. defunctus, p. p. of defungi to acquit one's self of, to perform, finish, depart, die; de + fungi to perform, discharge: cf. F. dfunt. See Function.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Defunct

    de-funkt′, adj. having finished the course of life, dead.—n. a dead person.—n. Defunc′tion (Shak.), death.—adj. Defunc′tive (Shak.), pertaining to the dead. [L. defungi, defunctus, to finish—de, and fungi, to perform.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of defunct in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of defunct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of defunct in a Sentence

  1. Grant Rumley:

    Rather than reforming his party, preparing for elections, or reactivating the defunct parliament, (Abbas) is creating another judicial body by presidential decree in order to, among other things, approve presidential decrees.

  2. Ed Royce:

    A diplomatic solution is only possible with a strong, coherent, moderate opposition that can serve as a bridge from Assad to a new post-conflict government.Yet the administration has done little to help the opposition.Its feeble train-and-equip program is now defunct.

  3. Steve Vladeck:

    Tonight's decision not only leaves in place a district court ruling that requires the Biden administration to reinstate a program that has been defunct for months, but it also makes clear how much of a difference the change in administration makes when it comes to the justices and immigration policy, of the 28 requests for stays from the Justice Department that The Supreme Court granted during Trump's tenure, 11 were to freeze lower-court injunctions of controversial immigration rules.

  4. John Maynard Keynes:

    The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.

  5. Christina Pushaw:

    Jones announced on Instagram last night that she is planning to run for Matt Gaetz’s congressional seat. She isn’t a Florida resident anymore, so she wouldn’t be able to do that unless she moves back from Maryland (where she had indicated, last month, she was going to primary Rep. [David] Trone in MD-6 as evidenced by this now-defunct campaign website.

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