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Dictionary definition for: Defect

1. (n) an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects" "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"

2. (v) desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler''s army, they were shot"

3. (n) a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"

4. (n) an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

5. (n) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person''s body) "a facial blemish"

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