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defectiveness


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  defectiveness 
  n  :  the  state  of  being  defective  [syn:  {faultiness}] 




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