defect

Definitions

General Science

Cars & Driving

  • noun a fault in a system or flaw in materials or a finish

Commerce

  • noun something which is wrong or which stops a machine from working properly

Construction

  • Any condition or characteristic that detracts from the appearance, strength, or durability of an object.

Electronics

  • A lack of something which is necessary for full utility and/or performance.
  • An imperfection or irregularity which impairs utility and/or performance.
  • A flaw in a crystal lattice.
  • A hole, as opposed to an electron, in a semiconductor crystal.

Military

  • verb to abandon your country in favour of an enemy power

Politics

  • verb to leave one country or group to work for another country or group
  • verb to leave your party and join another

Real Estate

  • noun a physical problem in a machine, structure or system, especially one that prevents it from functioning correctly
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