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Definition 1: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where defect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a facial blemish

Synonyms for defect in the sense of this definition

(defect is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

(... is a kind of defect ) a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland

(... is a kind of defect ) (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus

(... is a kind of defect ) a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease

(... is a kind of defect ) a blemish made by dirt

"he had a smudge on his cheek"

(... is a kind of defect ) a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

(... is a kind of defect ) an indication of damage

(... is a kind of defect ) a small congenital pigmented spot on the skin

(... is a kind of defect ) an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

(... is a kind of defect ) a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts

"there was a crack in the mirror"

(... is a kind of defect ) a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

(... is a kind of defect ) a mark made by a chattering tool on the surface of a workpiece

(... is a kind of defect ) a blemish on the skin that is formed before birth

(... is a kind of defect ) a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin

Definition 2: a failing or deficiency - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where defect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

Synonyms for defect in the sense of this definition

(defect is a kind of ...) the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

Definition 3: an imperfection in an object or machine - [noun denoting state]

Samples where defect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
  • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Synonyms for defect in the sense of this definition

(defect is a kind of ...) the state or an instance of being imperfect

(... is a kind of defect ) a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)

(... is a kind of defect ) a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

(... is a kind of defect ) a fault

"he shot holes in my argument"

Definition 4: an imperfection in a bodily system - [noun denoting state]

Samples where defect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • visual defects
  • this device permits detection of defects in the lungs

(defect is a kind of ...) the state or an instance of being imperfect

(... is a kind of defect ) any developmental defect of the spinal cord

(... is a kind of defect ) a defect that is present at birth

Samples where defect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot

Synonyms for defect in the sense of this definition

(defect is a kind of ...) run away quickly

"He threw down his gun and fled"

(... is a kind of defect ) desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage

(defect implies ...) express opposition through action or words

"dissent to the laws of the country"

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