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Noun
The nonperformance of an assigned or expected action
“I became a TV presenter by default, rather than by design.”
Noun
Failure to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or appear in a law court
Verb
Fail to fulfil an obligation, especially to repay a loan or to appear in a law court
“Data were collected regarding certain characteristics of borrowers who defaulted on student loans from 1993 through 1995.”
Verb
“The fancy font on your web page will default to what is on the person's computer, creating a distorted looking font.”
Adjective
Something that is usual or standard
“Others may ignore their accounts and settle for the default investment option, which will likely be conservative with a low investment return.”
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