Definition of 'defect'
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Anyone who finds a serious safety defect in their vehicle should report it to us. The Sun (2016)Its most significant application is likely to be through direct use of the technology to intervene in genetic defects in humans. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Born with a congenital defect, he had to undergo open heart surgery to repair two holes before he reached six months. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Within two days we knew that what was up was a serious congenital heart defect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The lack of legal aid is only one defect with the inquest system. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She keeps wondering if she passed on some sort of genetic defect. The Sun (2013)He said that his information was based on conversations with fellow intelligence officers before he defected. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We fear that there are still very serious defects in the method of medical examination for recruits. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What if others from the ruling party defected to his side at the ballot box. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They can cause birth defects and cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Other drug use can also result in congenital defects. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Two others miscarried and another gave birth to an infant with serious health defects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The parents have had tests to see if a genetic defect caused the deaths. The Sun (2013)It was nine years since she had had a heart valve inserted to counter a congenital defect. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Buyers who want to check on inherited defects find that the internet is a valuable source of information. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Building or structural survey: technical report on any structural defects and other faults. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its website allows drivers to report safety defects with cars, which can trigger an investigation by the vehicle manufacturer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In addition, families were becoming less reluctant to report defects that in the past had been concealed out of shame. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If they want either within the first six months after the sale it is presumed that the fault or defect was present at the time of sale. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The centre-left party has imploded since leading Greece into crisis with scores of its members defecting to other parties. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In the case of hostages and prisoners of war, numerous attempts to find supposed personality defects that predisposed captives to "brainwashing' have yielded few consistent results. Trauma and Recovery (1992)
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Translations for 'defect'
British English: defect /'diːfɛkt/ NOUN
A defect is a fault or imperfection in a person or thing.
He was born with a hearing defect.
- American English: defect
- Arabic: خَلَل
- Brazilian Portuguese: defeito
- Chinese: 缺陷
- Croatian: nedostatak
- Czech: vada
- Danish: defekt
- Dutch: defect
- European Spanish: defecto
- Finnish: vika
- French: défaut
- German: Schaden
- Greek: ελάττωμα
- Italian: difetto
- Japanese: 欠陥
- Korean: 결점
- Norwegian: mangel
- Polish: wada usterka
- European Portuguese: defeito
- Romanian: defect
- Russian: дефект
- Spanish: defecto
- Swedish: brist fel
- Thai: ข้อบกพร่อง
- Turkish: kusur
- Ukrainian: дефект
- Vietnamese: khuyết điểm
Definition of defect from the Collins English Dictionary
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