[ US /ˈdifɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt/ ]
an imperfection in an object or machine
if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer
a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
an imperfection in a bodily system
this device permits detection of defects in the lungs
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
a facial blemish
a failing or deficiency
that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information
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
How To Use defect In A Sentence
- It is true: but liberality baulkes, and feares covetousnesse and niggardize, more a great deale then prodigallity; so does zeale lukewarmnes and coldnesse, more then too much heate and forwardnesse; the defect is more opposite and dangerous to some vertues, then the excesse. A Coal From The Altar, To Kindle The Holy Fire of Zeale In a Sermon Preached at a Generall Visitation at Ipswich
- Often they were offloading defective goods they could not sell at a shop.
- Little analysis was apparent in many of the early Programmes - a defect that was never entirely overcome.
- While pointing out some defects of classical logic[Sentencedict], the paper attributes them to substantial implication being directly applied to inference.
- Every man has the defects of his own virtues [his qualities].
- You have not chosen to particularise what defects and dilapidations you refer to.
- The single-sided fish defects of KFC copper alloys applied to lead frame produced by domestic corporation were studied and analyzed by energy spectrum analysis, SEM and metallographic analysis.
- In particular I became aware of an increasing callousness or defect of sensibility in the stomach, and this I imagined might imply a scirrhous state of that organ either formed or forming. The Opium Habit
- The system of education and discipline pursued has undergone some modifications in recent years -- notably during the provostship of the Rev. Francis Hodgson; but radical defects are still alleged against it. The Grand Old Man
- Then, too, a defect in the glands causes the disease known as myxedema in adults and cretinism in children. The War Terror