Translation of "defect" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈdiː.fekt/ us

a fault or problem in something or someone that spoils that thing or person or causes it, him, or her not to work correctly

All the company’s aircraft have been grounded, after a defect in the engine cooling system was discovered.
There are so many defects in our education system.
It’s a character defect in her that she can’t ever admit she’s wrong.

a physical condition in which something is wrong with a part of someone’s body

She suffers from a heart/sight/speech defect.
The drug has been shown to cause birth defects.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a genetic defect.
verb uk /dɪˈfekt/ us

to leave a country, political party, etc., especially in order to join an opposing one

desertar, defeccionar
When the national hockey team visited the US, half the players defected.
The British spy, Kim Philby, defected to the Soviet Union/defected from Britain in 1963.
defector noun uk /dɪˈfek.tər/ us /-tɚ/

desertor, -ora
She was one of many Communist Party defectors.

(Translation of “defect” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈdiːfekt/

a fault or flaw

It was a basic defect in her character
a defect in the china.
defection /-ʃən/ noun

(an act of) desertion.

defective /-tiv/ adjective

having a fault or flaw

I had to return the electric kettle because it was defective.

(Translation of “defect” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)