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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defective  \De*fect"ive\,  a.  [L.  defectivus:  cf  F.  d['e]fectif. 
  See  {Defect}.] 
  1.  Wanting  in  something  incomplete;  lacking  a  part 
  deficient;  imperfect;  faulty;  --  applied  either  to  natural 
  or  moral  qualities;  as  a  defective  limb;  defective 
  timber;  a  defective  copy  or  account;  a  defective 
  character;  defective  rules 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  Lacking  some  of  the  usual  forms  of  declension  or 
  conjugation;  as  a  defective  noun  or  verb  -- 
  {De*fect"ive*ly},  adv  --  {De*fect"ive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Defective  \De*fect"ive\,  n. 
  1.  Anything  that  is  defective  or  lacking  in  some  respect. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  One  who  is  lacking  physically  or  mentally. 
 
  Note:  Under  the  term  defectives  are  included  deaf-mutes,  the 
  blind,  the  feeble-minded,  the  insane,  and  sometimes 
  esp.  in  criminology,  criminals  and  paupers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defective 
  adj  1:  having  a  defect;  "I  returned  the  appliance  because  it  was 
  defective"  [syn:  {faulty}] 
  2:  markedly  subnormal  in  structure  or  function  or  intelligence 
  or  behavior;  "defective  speech" 
  3:  not  working  properly;  "a  bad  telephone  connection";  "a 
  defective  appliance"  [syn:  {bad}] 




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