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Noun
A shortcoming or weakness
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“His main defect is that he closes himself off, in self-protective loneliness.”
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A physical deformity that spoils the appearance or completeness of something
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“The computer calculates features from the picture and decides if there is any defect on the surface of the cast metal.”
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An error or glitch in a system or program
“Testing of the software has exposed a critical defect that needs to be fixed urgently.”
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A negative consequence or downside of a given course of action
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An aspect of something that is not accurate
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The quality of being scanty
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Sightlessness
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(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction
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A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one
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A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
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An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
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A displeasing and prominently ugly sight
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An inefficient part or factor
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A small cut or notch
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To abandon one's country or cause, typically in favor of an opposing one
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“Zuyev was granted asylum after choosing to defect from his homeland.”
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To relocate periodically from one region to another, usually according to the seasons
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To take apart from
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Take violent action against an established government or ruler
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