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defect

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdiːfekt/
COMMERCE, PRODUCTION a fault that spoils something or causes it not to work correctly: product defects The report cited structural defects as the reason for the demolition of the building. correct/remedy/rectify a defect a major/serious/minor defect a design/manufacturing defect
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