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  • 1 default — de·fault /di fȯlt, dē ˌfȯlt/ n [Anglo French defalte defaute lack, fault, failure to answer a summons, from defaillir to be lacking, fail, from de , intensive prefix + faillir to fail] 1: failure to do something required by duty (as under a… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Default — De*fault , n. [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. d[ e]faut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de + fallere to deceive. See {Fault}.] 1. A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Default — may refer to: Default (law), the failure to do something required by law Default judgment Default (finance), failure to satisfy the terms of a loan obligation or to pay back a loan Default (computer science), a preset setting or value Default… …

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  • 4 default — ► NOUN 1) failure to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or appear in a law court. 2) a pre selected option adopted by a computer program or other mechanism when no alternative is specified. ► VERB 1) fail to fulfil an obligation,… …

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  • 5 default — the failure by an entity to abide by the covenants in a debt obligation or other agreement to which it is a party. The most common default is non payment of interest or principal (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) failure to pay or otherwise… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 6 default — [dē fôlt′, difôlt′] n. [ME < OFr defaute < VL * defallita, pp. of * defallere, to lack < L de , away + fallere, to FAIL] 1. failure to do something or be somewhere when required or expected; specif., a) failure to pay money due b)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Default — De*fault , v. t. 1. To fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend. [1913 Webster] What they have defaulted towards him as no king. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To call a defendant or other party… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Default — (englisch default = „Standard“, „Leistungsstörung“ oder „in Verzug sein“) bezeichnet: eine Voreinstellung einer Eingabevariable in der Informatik; Werkseinstellungen bei computergesteuerten technischen Geräten; einen Bankrott in der… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 Default — De*fault , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Defaulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Defaulting}.] 1. To fail in duty; to offend. [1913 Webster] That he gainst courtesy so foully did default. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To fail in fulfilling a contract, agreement, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Default — est un groupe de post grunge et rock alternatif canadien originaire de Vancouver, en Colombie Britannique, formé en 1999. Histoire du groupe La majorité du public de Default se trouve au Canada, mais ils gagnent en popularité aux États Unis grâce …

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  • 11 default — [n] failure; want absence, blemish, blunder, dearth, defect, deficiency, delinquency, dereliction, disregard, error, fault, imperfection, inadequacy, insufficiency, lack, lapse, miss, neglect, nonpayment, offense, omission, overlooking, oversight …

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  • 12 default — /deˈfɔlt, ingl. dɪˈfɔːlt/ [vc. ingl., propr. «mancanza, assenza»] s. m. inv. (elab.) valore predefinito …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 13 default — n *failure, neglect, miscarriage, dereliction Analogous words: absence, *lack, want, privation: *imperfection, deficiency, shortcoming, fault …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 default — to fail to meet an obligation when due, such as paying a debt. Glossary of Business Terms Failure to meet a margin call or to make or take delivery. The failure to perform on a futures contract as required by exchange rules. The CENTER ONLINE… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 Default — Failure to make timely payment of interest or principal on a debt security or to otherwise comply with the provisions of a bond indenture. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. default de‧fault 1 [dɪˈfɒlt ǁ ˈfɒːlt] noun 1. by default… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 default — 01. They lost their house after [defaulting] on their mortgage. 02. They [defaulted] on their loan, so their credit rating is really bad now. 03. The company has [defaulted] on its payments once again, and is expected to declare bankruptcy. 04.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 default — de|fault1 [dıˈfo:lt US ˈfo:lt] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: defaute, from Vulgar Latin defallere to be lacking, fail ] 1.) by default a) if you win a game, competition etc by default, you win it because your opponent did not play or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 default — [[t]dɪfɔ͟ːlt[/t]] defaults, defaulting, defaulted (Pronounced [[t]di͟ːfɔːlt[/t]] for meaning 2.) 1) VERB If a person, company, or country defaults on something that they have legally agreed to do, such as paying some money or doing a piece of… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 default — I UK [ˈdɪˌfɔːlt] / US [dɪˈfɔlt] noun [countable] Word forms default : singular default plural defaults ** the way that something will appear or be done if you make no other choice, especially on a computer Did you change the defaults on your… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 default — 1. noun a) The condition of failing to meet an obligation. He failed to make payments on time and is now in default. b) A loss incurred by failing to compete. You may cure this default by paying the full amount within a week. See Also: by default …

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