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Meaning of DEFECT

Pronunciation:  [n]'deefekt, [v]di'fekt, di'fekt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
  2. [n]  a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
  3. [n]  an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
  4. [n]  an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
  5. [v]  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"
 

DEFECT is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: blemish, desert, fault, flaw, shortcoming
 
 See Also: birth defect, birthmark, blackhead, blot, bug, burn, burn mark, chatter mark, check, chip, comedo, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder, crack, daub, dent, disadvantage, dissent, flee, fly, glitch, gouge, hole, imperfection, imperfectness, mark, milium, mole, myelatelia, nevus, nick, protest, rat, resist, scar, scrape, scratch, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, spot, stigma, take flight, ugliness, verruca, wart, whitehead

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*fect"\, n. [L. defectus, fr. deficere, defectum, to
    desert, fail, be wanting; de- + facere to make, do. See
    {Fact}, {Feat}, and cf. {Deficit}.]
    1. Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or
       perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity.
    
             Errors have been corrected, and defects supplied.
                                                   --Davies.
    
    2. 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.
    
             Trust not yourself; but, your defects to know, Make
             use of every friend -- and every foe. --Pope.
    
             Among boys little tenderness is shown to personal
             defects.                              --Macaulay.
    
    Syn: Deficiency; imperfection; blemish. See {Fault}.
    
    
  2. \De*fect"\, v. i.
    To fail; to become deficient. [Obs.] ``Defected honor.''
    --Warner.
    
    
    
    
  3. \De*fect"\, v. t.
    To injure; to damage. ``None can my life defect.'' [R.]
    --Troubles of Q. Elizabeth (1639).
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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