an imperfection in a bodily system
"visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
a failing or deficiency
"that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
defect, fault, flaw(noun)
an imperfection in an object or machine
"a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
blemish, defect, mar(verb)
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
"a facial blemish"
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"
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Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.
blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish
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a gremlin is an aircraft term for some mysterious kink in the proper workings of onboard systems, a systems "manufacturer's defect" or danger point
the ailerons deployed opposite one another causing a near fatal spinSubmitted by rinat on August 26, 2019
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How to use defect in a sentence?
I am deeply concerned that these vintage aircraft, decades old, some of them having been involved in crashes before, are still flying, until we know exactly what caused this crash, a major tragedy, whether it was a defect in the machine or some problem with maintenance or flying. There should be very serious scrutiny over these planes before theyre allowed back in the air.
The severe defect in his brain made him incapable of distinguishing right from wrong by societal standards.
The two key objectives of the reshuffle were to show that loyalty pays and also to offer opportunity to those who might defect to Mbabazi.
It is my opinion that he was suffering from a severe mental disease or defect that caused him not to know his conduct was wrong.
GM knew this defect caused this death yet, instead of telling the truth, watched silently as Candice was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
Translations for defect
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- недостатък, дезертирам, повредаBulgarian
- defecteCatalan, Valencian
- závada, poruchaCzech
- Fehler, Defekt, überlaufenGerman
- ελάττωμα, αυτομολώ, αποσκιρτώGreek
- pasarse, falla, desertar, defecto, tachaSpanish
- vika, loikataFinnish
- déserter, défaut, passer àFrench
- cronScottish Gaelic
- ערק, פגםHebrew
- cacat, membelotIndonesian
- difetto, defezionareItalian
- 欠陥, 欠点Japanese
- defeito, trair, desertarPortuguese
- дезертировать, дефект, недостаток, изменятьRussian
- недостатак, nedostatak, prebjeći, пребјећиSerbo-Croatian
- khiếm khuyếtVietnamese
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