Definition of defect
< Middle English defaicte < Latin defectus ("a failure, lack") < deficere ("to fail, lack, literally 'undo'"), pp. defectus < de- ("priv.") + facere ("to do").
- (noun) enPR: dē'fĕkt, IPA: /ˈdiːfɛkt/, SAMPA: /"di:fEkt/
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- (verb) enPR: dĭfĕkt', IPA: /dɪˈfɛkt/, SAMPA: /dI"fEkt/
defect (plural defects)
- A fault or malfunction.
to defect (third-person singular simple present defects, present participle defecting, simple past and past participle defected)
- (intransitive) To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty.
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