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defect Explained

defect at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

(noun) ['di:fekt]
(verb) ['dı'fekt]

defect at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

defect-see defic-

defect at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: 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 perfect// --All the cars are tested for defects before they leave the factory.// --a genetic defect//
defect 2 v [I] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: defectus, past participle; DEFECT1]// to leave your own country or group in order to go to or join an opposing one// defect to/from// --a Russian actor who defected to the West// -- defector n [C] // -- defection/d[hA366]fek[hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U and C] //

defect at Dutch => English Of Explained:

highest of allu

defect at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

223 Moby Thesaurus words for "defect":
abandon, abnormality, acute disease, affection, affliction,
ailment, allergic disease, allergy, apostacize, apostatize,
arrearage, atrophy, back out, bacterial disease, betray,
birth defect, birthmark, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blight, blister,
bolt, break, break away, bug, bulla, cardiovascular disease, catch,
change sides, check, chronic disease, cicatrix,
circulatory disease, comedo, complaint, complication, condition,
congenital defect, crack, crater, craze, dearth, defacement,
defalcation, default, defection, deficiency, deficiency disease,
deficit, deformation, deformity, degenerate, degenerative disease,
depart, desert, disability, discontinuity, disease, disfiguration,
disfigurement, disorder, distemper, distortion, drawback, endemic,
endemic disease, endocrine disease, epidemic disease, error,
escape, failing, failure, fall away, fall off, fault, faute, flaw,
foible, forsake, frailty, freckle, functional disease,
fungus disease, gap, gastrointestinal disease, genetic disease, go,
go back on, go over, handicap, hemangioma, hereditary disease,
hiatus, hickey, hole, iatrogenic disease, illness, imperfection,
inadequacy, indisposition, infectious disease, infirmity,
insufficiency, interval, irregularity, keloid, kink, lack, lacuna,
leave, lentigo, let down, liability, little problem, malady,
malaise, mark, milium, miss, missing link, mistake, mole,
morbidity, morbus, muscular disease, need, needle scar,
neurological disease, nevus, nutritional disease,
occupational disease, omission, organic disease, outage,
pandemic disease, pathological condition, pathology, pimple, pit,
plant disease, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain,
privation, problem, protozoan disease, psychosomatic disease,
pull out, pustule, quit, rat, reject, renegade, renege, renounce,
repudiate, respiratory disease, rift, rockiness, run out on, scab,
scantiness, scar, scarceness, scarcity, scratch, sebaceous cyst,
secede, secondary disease, seediness, sell out, shortage,
shortcoming, shortfall, sickishness, sickness, signs, snag,
something missing, split, spurn, stain, strawberry mark, sty,
switch, switch over, symptomatology, symptomology, symptoms,
syndrome, taint, tergiversate, the pip, track, turn, turn against,
turn cloak, turn traitor, twist, ullage, urogenital disease,
verruca, vesicle, vice, virus disease, vulnerable place, wale,
want, wantage, warp, wart, wasting disease, weak link, weak point,
weakness, weal, welt, wen, whitehead, withdraw, worm disease

defect at Dutch => English Of Explained:

defect [dəfɛkt]
broken, outoforder
broken, damaged
broken, brokendown

defect at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Remainder): {Thing deducted}: decrement, discount, defect, loss, deduction, afterglow, waste, residue.

[N] (Incompleteness): {part wanting}: defect, deficit, defalcation, omission, caret, shortage, interval, break, discontinuity, noncompletion, missing link, missing piece, missing link, missing part, gap, hole, lacuna.

[ADJ] (Incompleteness): incomplete, imperfect, unfinished, uncompleted, defective, deficient, wanting, lacking, failing, in default, hollow, meager, lame, perfunctory, sketchy, crude, unprepared, garbled, mutilated, lopped,

[N] (Imperfection): imperfection, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, fault, defect, weak point, flaw, break, gap, mediocrity.

[V] (Imperfection): be imperfect, have a defect, fall short.

[ADJ] (Imperfection): imperfect, not perfect, deficient, defective, faulty, unsound, tainted, out of order, out of tune, cracked, leaky, sprung, warped, distorted, lame, injured, deteriorated, inadequate, insufficient, incomplete,

[N] (Blemish): blemish, disfigurement, deformity, flaw, defect, imperfection, injury, deterioration, eyesore, stain, blot, spot, spottiness, speck, speckle, tarnish, smudge, freckle, mole, macula, blotch, scar.

defect at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun a fault in sth or in the way it has been made which means that it is not perfect:
a speech defect * a defect in the glass
verb [V] ~ (from sth) (to sth) to leave a political party, country, etc. to join another that is considered to be an enemy:
A number of writers and musicians defected from the Soviet Union to the West in the 1960s. * She defected from the party just days before the election.
defection noun [U, C] ~ (from sth) (to sth):
There have been several defections from the ruling party.
defector noun

DEFECT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

air, water, gas, etc.) around an area or inside a system or machine:
Poor air circulation can cause condensation.adjective
relating to the circulation of the blood:
the circulatory systemverb [VN]
1 to remove the FORESKIN of a boy or man for religious or medical reasons
2 to cut off part of the sex organs of a girl or womannoun
[U, C] the act of circumcising sb; the religious ceremony when sb, especially a baby, is circumcisednoun
[C, U] a line that goes around a circle or any other curved shape; the length of this line:
the circumference of the earth * The earth is almost 25 000 miles in circumference.
compare PERIMETER(also circumflex accent) noun
the mark placed over a vowel in some languages to show how it should

Defect at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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 superfluity.

Errors have been corrected, and defects supplied.

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}.

Defect \De*fect"\, v. i.
To fail; to become deficient. [Obs.] ``Defected honor.''

Defect \De*fect"\, v. t.
To injure; to damage. ``None can my life defect.'' [R.]
--Troubles of Q. Elizabeth (1639).

defect at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:



defect at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

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" [syn: {desert}]

defect at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » defaicte|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » defectus||lang=la|a failure, lack, from Inter: term » deficere||lang=la|to fail, lack, literally 'undo', from past participle Inter: term » defectus, from Inter: term » de-||priv. + Inter: term » facere||to do.


* Inter: qualifier » noun Inter: enPR » dē'fĕkt, Inter: IPA » /ˈdiːfɛkt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"di:fEkt/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-defect.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: qualifier » verb Inter: enPR » dĭfĕkt', Inter: IPA » /dɪˈfɛkt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI"fEkt/


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A fault or malfunction.


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    Related terms

    * deficiency
  • deficient
  • deficit
  • defective


    Inter: trans-top » fault or malfunction
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|արատ|tr=arat|sc=Armn
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|недостатък|m|tr=nedostatak|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|повреда|tr=povreda|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|defecte|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|缺點|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|缺点|tr=quēdiǎn|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|問題|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|问题|tr=wèntí|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|缺陷|tr=quēxiàn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|弱點|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|弱点|tr=ruòdiǎn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|毛病|tr=máobing, máobìng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|závada|f, Inter: t+ » cs|porucha|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vika
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|défaut|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Fehler|m, Inter: t+ » de|Defekt|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ελάττωμα|n|tr=eláttoma|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|פגם|m|tr=pgam|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|cacat
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|difetto|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|欠陥|tr=けっかん, kekkan, Inter: t+ » ja|欠点|tr=けってん, ketten|sc=Jpan
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wada|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|defeito|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|недостаток|m|tr=nedostátok|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|дефект|m|tr=defékt|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cron|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|недостатак|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|nedostatak|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|falla|f, Inter: t- » es|tacha|f, Inter: t+ » es|defecto|m
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|లోపం|tr=lōpam|sc=Telu
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|บกพร่อง|tr=bòk-prông|sc=Thai
    • Inter: trreq » vi

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty.

    Derived terms

    * defection
    • defector


      Inter: trans-top » to abandon; to change one's loyalty
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|дезертирам|tr=dezertiram|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Inter: trreq » Mandarin
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|overlopen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|loikata
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déserter, Inter: t- » fr|passer à

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|überlaufen
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αυτομολώ|tr=aftomoló|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|αποσκιρτώ|tr=aposkirtó|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|ערק|tr=`aráq|sc=Hebr
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|membelot
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|defezionare
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|descisco|alt=dēscīscō
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|изменять|tr=izmenját’|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|дезертировать|tr=dezertírovat’|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|пребјећи|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|prebjeći
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|desertar, Inter: t- » es|pasarse

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

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    Inter: nl-ad » j
  • broken, not working


    Inter: nl-decl-ad » j


    * Inter: l » nl|kapot

  • Translation: am » defect
    Translation: ar » defect
    Translation: cs » defect
    Translation: et » defect
    Translation: el » defect
    Translation: es » defect
    Translation: fa » defect
    Translation: fr » defect
    Translation: ko » defect
    Translation: io » defect
    Translation: it » defect
    Translation: kn » defect
    Translation: ku » defect
    Translation: li » defect
    Translation: hu » defect
    Translation: mg » defect
    Translation: ml » defect
    Translation: my » defect
    Translation: fj » defect
    Translation: nl » defect
    Translation: pl » defect
    Translation: ru » defect
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    Translation: fi » defect
    Translation: sv » defect
    Translation: ta » defect
    Translation: te » defect
    Translation: tr » defect
    Translation: vi » defect
    Translation: zh » defect