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English definition of “defect”

defect

noun [C] (SOMETHING WRONG)   /ˈdi·fekt, dɪˈfekt/
something that is lacking or that is not exactly right in someone or something: The cars have a defect in the electrical system that may cause them to stall. defective    /dɪˈfek·tɪv/ adjective I replaced the defective light switch.
(Definition of defect noun (SOMETHING WRONG) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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