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Defect meaning

defect - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. To fail; to become deficient.
  3. 3. To injure; to damage.
  4. 4. Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; - opposed to superfluity.
  5. 5. Deficiency; blemish; fault.

defect - examples of usage

  1. It is best not to attempt to remedy the defect, as the risk in an operation is greater than the chances of success warrant. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The Elmores were not quite able to decide whether the pause of feeling at which they arrived was through their own defect or not. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. " Their defect deprived them of the joy derived from happy efforts. - "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It", Yoritomo-Tashi.
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