Definitions for defect

Definitions for (noun) defect

Main entry: mar, defect, blemish

Definition: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

Usage: a facial blemish

Main entry: shortcoming, defect

Definition: a failing or deficiency

Usage: that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

Main entry: defect

Definition: an imperfection in a bodily system

Usage: visual defects; this device permits detection of defects in the lungs

Main entry: defect, flaw, fault

Definition: an imperfection in an object or machine

Usage: a flaw caused the crystal to shatter; if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Definitions for (verb) defect

Main entry: defect, desert

Definition: desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

Usage: If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot

Visual thesaurus for defect