defect

  • 1 defect — de·fect / dē ˌfekt, di fekt/ n: something or a lack of something that results in incompleteness, inadequacy, or imperfection: as a: a flaw in something (as a product) esp. that creates an unreasonable risk of harm in its normal use see also… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 defect — DEFÉCT, Ă, defecţi, te, s.n., adj. 1. s.n. Lipsă, scădere, imperfecţiune materială, fizică sau morală; cusur, meteahnă, neajuns, beteşug, hibă. ♦ Deranjament, stricăciune care împiedică funcţionarea unei maşini, a unui aparat. ♦ Ceea ce nu este… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Defect — Defect, defects, or defected may refer to: Geometry and physical sciences Defect (geometry), a characteristic of a polyhedron Topological defect Isoperimetric defect Crystallographic defect, a structural imperfection in a crystal Biology and… …

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  • 4 Defect — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 defect — Ⅰ. defect [1] ► NOUN ▪ a shortcoming, imperfection, or lack. ORIGIN Latin defectus, from deficere desert or fail . Ⅱ. defect [2] ► VERB ▪ abandon one s country or cause in favour of an opposing one …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 defect — [dē′fekt΄; ] also, and for v. always [, dē fekt′, difekt′] n. [ME < L defectus < deficere, to undo, fail < de , from + facere, to DO1] 1. lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming 2. an imperfection or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Defect — De*fect , v. t. To injure; to damage. None can my life defect. [R.] Troubles of Q. Elizabeth (1639). [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Defect — Defect, lat., mangelhaft; als Hauptwort D., Mangel, Gebrechen; defectiren, eine Rechnung untersuchen in Beziehung auf Rechnungsfehler; defectiv, was defect. – Defectbogen, im Buchhandel ein nachverlangter Bogen. – Defecte, in der Buchdruckerei… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 defect — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. defect and directly from L. defectus failure, revolt, falling away, from pp. of deficere to fail, desert (see DEFICIENT (Cf. deficient)). As a verb, from 1570s. Related: Defected; defecting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 defect — [n] blemish, imperfection birthmark, blot, blotch, break, bug, catch, check, crack, deficiency, deformity, discoloration, drawback, error, failing, fault, flaw, foible, frailty, gap, glitch, gremlin, hole, infirmity, injury, irregularity, kink,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 Defect — De*fect , v. i. To fail; to become deficient. [Obs.] Defected honor. Warner. [1913 Webster] 2. to abandon one country or faction, and join another. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Defect — Defect. См. Дефект. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 13 Defect — (v. lat.), als Adjectiv mangelhaft, nicht vollzählig, nicht vorhanden; als Substantiv Mangel, Fehler; Defectbogen, ein Bogen in einem verkauften Buche, welcher einzulegen vergessen od. beschädigt worden ist u. von dem Buchbinder nachverlangt… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Defect — Defêct, er, este, adj. et adv. aus dem Latein. defectivus, nicht alle gehörige oder wesentliche Theile habend, mangelhaft. Ein defectes Buch, woran etwas fehlet …

    Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • 15 defect — 1 *lack, want, dearth, absence, privation Analogous words: deficiency, defectiveness (see corresponding adjectives at DEFICIENT): *need, necessity, exigency 2 flaw, *blemish Analogous words: *fault …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 defect — should be pronounced with stress on the first syllable as a noun (= fault, imperfection) and on the second syllable as a verb (= to go over to an enemy or rival) …

    Modern English usage

  • 17 defect — I n. 1) to correct a defect 2) a glaring defect 3) a birth, congenital; hearing; mechanical; mental; physical; speech; structural defect 4) a defect in (there was a defect in the transmission) II v. ( to desert ) 1) (D; intr.) to defect from (to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 defect — The want or absence of some legal requisite; deficiency; imperfection; insufficiency. Galloway v. City of Winchester, 299 Ky. 87, 184 S.W.2d 890, 892, 893. The absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; a deficiency in… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 defect — The want or absence of some legal requisite; deficiency; imperfection; insufficiency. Galloway v. City of Winchester, 299 Ky. 87, 184 S.W.2d 890, 892, 893. The absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; a deficiency in… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 defect — defectible, adj. defectibility, n. defectless, adj. n. /dee fekt, di fekt /; v. /di fekt /, n. 1. a shortcoming, fault, or imperfection: a defect in an argument; a defect in a machine. 2. lack or want, esp. of something essential to perfection or …

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