HyperDic: defect

English > 5 senses of the word defect:
NOUNstatedefectan imperfection in a bodily system
attributedefect, shortcominga failing or deficiency / deficiency
statedefect, fault, flawan imperfection in an object or machine
attributedefect, blemish, mara mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
VERBsocialdefect, desertdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
defect > pronunciation
Soundsdihfeh'kt; diy'fehkt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > defect: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn imperfection in a bodily system.
Examples
  • "visual defects"
  • "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
Narrowerbirth defect, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder, congenital abnormalityA defect that is present at birth / birth
myelateliaAny developmental defect of the spinal cord
Broaderimperfection, imperfectnessThe state or an instance of being imperfect
English > defect: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA failing or deficiency / deficiency.
Example"that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
Synonymshortcoming
BroaderdisadvantageThe quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
Spanishdefecto, deficiencia, falta, imperfección
Catalandefecte, deficiència, imperfecció, mancança
English > defect: 5 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningAn imperfection in an object or machine.
Example "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
Synonymsfault, flaw
NarrowerblisterA flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
bug, glitchA fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
holeA fault
Broaderimperfection, imperfectnessThe state or an instance of being imperfect
Spanishdefecto, deficiencia, desperfecto, fallo, imperfección, tacha, tara
Catalandefecte, deficiència, error, fallada, imperfecció, tara
English > defect: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body).
Synonymsblemish, mar
Narrowerbirthmark, nevusA blemish on the skin that is formed before birth
blackhead, comedoA black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin
burn, burn markA place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
chatter markA mark made by a chattering tool on the surface of a workpiece
check, chipA mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken ... / broken off of something
crackA blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts
dent, ding, gouge, nickAn impression in a surface (as made by a blow / blow)
moleA small congenital pigmented spot on the skin
scratch, scrape, scar, markAn indication of damage
smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slurA blemish made by dirt
stigmaA skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease
wart, verruca(pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin
whitehead, miliumA small whitish / whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishdefecto, imperfección, mácula, mancha, marca, tacha, tara
Catalandefecte, imperfecció, màcula, tara
English > defect: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdesert (a cause, a country or an army) , often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymdesert
Entailsprotest, resist, dissentExpress opposition through action or words / words
Narrowerratdesert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
Broaderflee, fly, take flightrun away quickly
Spanishabandonar, dejar, desertar
Catalanabandonar, deixar, desertar
Nounsdefectionwithdrawing support / support / support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
defectionthe state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
defectora person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)

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