['diːfekt;dɪ'fekt] or [‘dɪfɛkt]
(noun.) a failing or deficiency; 'that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information'.
(noun.) an imperfection in a bodily system; 'visual defects'; 'this device permits detection of defects in the lungs'.
(noun.) 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'.
(verb.) 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'.
(n.) Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity.
(n.) Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.
(v. i.) To fail; to become deficient.
(v. t.) To injure; to damage.
n. . Deficiency.. Imperfection, blemish, flaw.. Fault, failing, foible.
SYN:Shortcoming, omission, fault, imperfection, flaw, blemish, want
ANT:Supply, sufficiency, emendation, compensation, virtue, ornament, complement
n. a deficiency: a want: imperfection: blemish: fault.—n. Defectibil′ity.—adj. Defect′ible liable to imperfection: deficient.—ns. Defec′tion a failure a falling away from duty: revolt; Defec′tionist.—adj. Defec′tive having defect: wanting in some necessary quality: imperfect: faulty: insufficient.—adv. Defect′ively.—n. Defect′iveness.—The defects of one's qualities virtues carried to excess the faults apt to accompany or flow from good qualities.
- I have something beyond this, but I will call it a defect, not an endowment, if it leads me to misery, while ye are happy. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Many efforts have been made to overcome this defect, but as yet with only partial success. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The average spectator today can see a defect in an exhibited film as quickly as an expert. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- And here is another defect which is quite as bad. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Yet I am of opinion, this defect arises chiefly from a perverse, restive disposition; for they are cunning, malicious, treacherous, and revengeful. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- This, then, will be the first great defect of oligarchy? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Soon Faust discovered the same defect in the type that the workmen at Strasburg had discovered. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- His Art and its Defects Lasted until Nineteenth Century. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- The doctor may have been wrong when he discovered the child's defects of intellect, and predicted that she would 'grow out of them. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- I have said, that the defects of her character awoke and acquired vigour from her unnatural position. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- She knows just enough about it to be conscious of her own sad defects. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Redwood lumber, being light in weight and singularly free from many of the defects so prevalent in other wood, is extremely easy to work. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- You are so proud of your defects. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- And a temper reckoned high in the sum total of her defects. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.