Definition of 'flaw'
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There is a flaw in this argument. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Can you see the flaw in this argument? Times, Sunday Times (2016)I think there might be a flaw in that argument somewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a deep character flaw. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There were more serious flaws. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Potentially fatal security flaws in ten models of pacemaker widely used in the UK have been found by researchers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It may, ironically, be the biggest flaw in his argument. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The most serious flaws in the theory can be identified basically as follows. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)White hats test security systems to expose flaws. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One of the crucial flaws in this scheme was that it was only implemented in part. A Channel of Peace (1993)Yet there is one basic flaw in the argument. The Sun (2010)But the committee identifies a number of serious flaws in the new process. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet the cultural property movement is complex and deeply flawed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This was the fatal flaw in the new system. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The glib expectation that all his siblings will exude similar star quality is inevitably flawed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The flaw in that theory lies with thinking of any potential buyer for the business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What are the flaws he exposes in both men and women? Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)There is a flaw in this argument. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And what are the most common symptoms of serious flaws in organization? MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)This was just another flaw in a deeply unsatisfactory experiment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The fatal flaw is that their very success means nobody looks different. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Hundreds of offshore wind turbines could be suffering from a design flaw that makes them sink into the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is too committed to his reform package to be able to make changes as flaws become apparent during implementation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The flaw is the characters don't seem to belong together. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There's another crucial flaw when it comes to chemistry between the two leads. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Instead, his technical flaws against quality slow bowling were reinforced. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Neither character is without flaws, and none of the answers are simple. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The trouble is, the theory is flawed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)All fun: but what the play really needs to cover its flaws is to become a daft musical. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can say that this makes the sport flawed: but subjective judgment is a part of all sport. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The mechanism may be full of flaws and faults but these reflect poorly on those that staff the system, not the system itself. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Perhaps I did not accept flaws and faults in others. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'flaw'
British English: flaw /flɔː/ NOUN
A flaw in something such as a theory is a mistake in it.
There were a number of flaws in his theory.
- American English: flaw
- Arabic: عَيْب
- Brazilian Portuguese: falha
- Chinese: 缺点
- Croatian: nedostatak
- Czech: chyba
- Danish: fejl
- Dutch: gebrek onvolkomenheid
- European Spanish: error
- Finnish: vika
- French: faille
- German: Mangel
- Greek: ψεγάδι
- Italian: pecca
- Japanese: きず 損傷
- Korean: 결점
- Norwegian: lyte
- Polish: skaza
- European Portuguese: falha
- Romanian: eroare
- Russian: изъян
- Spanish: defecto
- Swedish: felaktighet
- Thai: ข้อบกพร่อง
- Turkish: kusur
- Ukrainian: вада
- Vietnamese: khiếm khuyết
Definition of flaw from the Collins English Dictionary
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