Definition Of defect


a shortcoming, imperfection, or lack.

genetic defects

abandon one's country or cause in favor of an opposing one.

he defected to the Soviet Union after the war

Example Of defect

  • A defect in this system may cause fluid retention and hypertension.

  • A single additional defection could mean losing a vote of no confidence, leading to early elections.

  • According to the reports sent to them some of the residents of the station may have defected to the rebels.

  • Alibekov defected to the United States in 1992, changed his name, and made the talk-show circuit.

  • Alterations in the p53 gene are the most common genetic defects known to occur in human tumours.

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