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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defect  \De*fect"\,  n.  [L.  defectus,  fr  deficere  defectum  to 
  desert,  fail  be  wanting;  de-  +  facere  to  make  do  See 
  {Fact},  {Feat},  and  cf  {Deficit}.] 
  1.  Want  or  absence  of  something  necessary  for  completeness  or 
  perfection;  deficiency;  --  opposed  to  superfluity. 
 
  Errors  have  been  corrected,  and  defects  supplied. 
  --Davies. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Trust  not  yourself  but  your  defects  to  know  Make 
  use  of  every  friend  --  and  every  foe.  --Pope. 
 
  Among  boys  little  tenderness  is  shown  to  personal 
  defects.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Deficiency;  imperfection;  blemish.  See  {Fault}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defect  \De*fect"\,  v.  i. 
  To  fail  to  become  deficient.  [Obs.]  ``Defected  honor.'' 
  --Warner. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defect  \De*fect"\,  v.  t. 
  To  injure;  to  damage.  ``None  can  my  life  defect.''  [R.] 
  --Troubles  of  Q.  Elizabeth  (1639). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defect 
  n  1:  an  imperfection  in  a  bodily  system;  "visual  defects";  "this 
  device  permits  detection  of  defects  in  the  lungs" 
  2:  a  failing  or  deficiency;  "that  interpretation  is  an 
  unfortunate  defect  of  our  lack  of  information"  [syn:  {shortcoming}] 
  3:  an  imperfection  in  a  device  or  machine;  "if  there  are  any 
  defects  you  should  send  it  back  to  the  manufacturer"  [syn: 
  {fault},  {flaw}] 
  4:  a  mark  or  flaw  that  spoils  the  appearance  of  something 
  (especially  on  a  person's  body)  [syn:  {blemish}] 
  v  :  as  of  an  organization,  a  country  or  an  army  [syn:  {desert}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  defect 
 
  {bug} 
 
 




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