defect

  • 21 defect — ▪ I. defect de‧fect 1 [dɪˈfekt,ˈdiːfekt] noun [countable] MANUFACTURING a fault in something that means it is not perfect: • They recalled the vehicles because of brake defects. • an effort to improve customer satisfaction and reduce product… …

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  • 22 defect. — de|fect «noun. DEE fehkt; verb. dih FEHKT», noun, verb. –n. 1. a fault; blemish; imperfection: »The hole was a defect in the material. A bad temper was the defect in his nature. 2. lack of something needed for completeness; a falling short: »A… …

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  • 23 defect — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fundamental, major, obvious, serious, severe ▪ a fundamental defect in the product ▪ mild, minor …

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  • 24 defect — de•fect n. [[t]ˈdi fɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt[/t]] v. [[t]dɪˈfɛkt[/t]] n. 1) a fault or shortcoming; imperfection 2) lack of something essential: a defect in hearing[/ex] 3) to desert a cause, country, etc.: to defect to the West[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 25 defect — 01. Thousands of cars are being recalled due to a [defect] in the steering system. 02. The accident was caused by a [defect] in the landing gear of the airplane. 03. My brother had a slight hearing [defect] which was corrected with a hearing aid …

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  • 26 defect — defects, defecting, defected (The noun is pronounced [[t]di͟ːfekt[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪfe̱kt[/t]].) 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A defect is a fault or imperfection in a person or thing. He was born with a hearing defect. ...a defect… …

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  • 27 defect — I UK [ˈdiːfekt] / US [ˈdɪˌfekt] noun [countable] Word forms defect : singular defect plural defects ** a fault in someone or something There are a few minor design defects. genetic defects II UK [dɪˈfekt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms… …

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  • 28 defect — de|fect1 [dıˈfekt, ˈdi:fekt] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: Latin defectus lack , from defectus, past participle of deficere to go away from, fail, lack ] a fault or a lack of something that means that something or someone is not… …

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  • 29 defect — дефект pipe mill defect suspected defect defect shape …

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  • 30 defect — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abnormality, acute disease, affection, affliction, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, apostacize, apostatize, arrearage, atrophy, back out, bacterial disease, betray, birth defect, birthmark, blackhead, bleb …

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  • 31 defect — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. blemish, fault, flaw, imperfection; deficiency, lack, incompleteness. v. i. desert, flee, abandon. See relinquishment, escape. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A lack of something needed] Syn. deficiency,… …

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  • 32 defect — noun /ˈdifɛkt / (say deefekt), /dəˈfɛkt / (say duh fekt) 1. a falling short; a fault or imperfection. 2. want or lack, especially of something essential to perfection or completeness; deficiency. –verb (i) /dəˈfɛkt / (say duh fekt) 3. to desert a …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 33 defect — An insufficiency; an absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection. Bolds v Budwig, 19 Neb 739, 741. See hidden defect; physical defect …

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  • 34 defect — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin defectus lack, from deficere to desert, fail, from de + facere to do more at do Date: 15th century 1. a. an imperfection that impairs worth or utility ; shortcoming < the grave defects in our foreign… …

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  • 35 defect — An imperfection, malformation, dysfunction, or absence; an attribute of quality, in contrast with deficiency, which is an attribute of quantity. [L. deficio, pp. fectus, to fail, to lack] aortic septal d., aorticopulmonary septal d. a small… …

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  • 36 defect — de|fect1 [ di,fekt ] noun count ** a fault in someone or something: There are a few minor design defects. genetic defects defect de|fect 2 [ dı fekt ] verb intransitive to leave a country, political party, or organization and go to another one ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 37 defect — Frenkel defect …

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  • 38 defect — defect1 noun di:fɛkt, dɪ fɛkt a shortcoming, imperfection, or lack. Origin ME: from L. defectus, past participle of deficere desert or fail , from de (expressing reversal) + facere do . defect2 [dɪ fɛkt] verb abandon one s country or cause in… …

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  • 39 defect — I noun he spotted a defect in my work Syn: fault, flaw, imperfection, deficiency, weakness, weak spot, inadequacy, shortcoming, limitation, failing; kink, deformity, blemish; mistake, error; informal glitch; Computing bug II verb …

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  • 40 defect — noun he spotted a defect in my work Syn: fault, flaw, imperfection, deficiency, deformity, blemish, mistake, error …

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