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
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How to use defect in a sentence?
The requirement to launch recalls and inform consumers in a timely fashion when a safety defect or noncompliance is discovered is fundamental to our system for protecting the traveling public. This is a must-do.
Propose to any englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the english mind is directed to find a difficulty, defect or an impossibility in it.
These reactors are over 40 years old. This is a generic defect which cannot be fixed so it would not surprise me if the older plants would all need to close within the next few years.
The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self-love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self-absorption.
I am in God's hands, am I afraid ? You know that I have a defect, a nice of dose of being careless. If anything should happen to me, I have told the Lord, I ask you only to give me the grace that it doesn't hurt because I am not courageous when confronted with pain. I am very timid.
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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