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Meaning & Definition of Defect in English

English

Defect

/difɛkt/

noun

1. An imperfection in a bodily system

  • "Visual defects"
  • "This device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
    synonym:
  • defect

2. A failing or deficiency

  • "That interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
    synonym:
  • defect
  • ,
  • shortcoming

3. An imperfection in an object or machine

  • "A flaw caused the crystal to shatter"
  • "If there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
    synonym:
  • defect
  • ,
  • fault
  • ,
  • flaw

4. A mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

  • "A facial blemish"
    synonym:
  • blemish
  • ,
  • defect
  • ,
  • mar

verb

1. Desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

  • "If soldiers deserted hitler's army, they were shot"
    synonym:
  • defect
  • ,
  • desert

Examples of using

There must be a defect in the experimental method.
To be perfect she lacked just one defect.