Dictionary Results for defect


1. defect - noun

· an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"

Hypernym(s): imperfection, imperfectness




2. defect - noun

· a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"

Synonym(s): shortcoming

Hypernym(s): disadvantage




3. defect - 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"

Synonym(s): fault, flaw

Hypernym(s): imperfection, imperfectness




4. defect - noun

· a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"

Synonym(s): blemish, mar

Hypernym(s): appearance, visual_aspect




5. defect - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): desert

Hypernym(s): flee, fly, take_flight





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