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"defect" in British English

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defectnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdiː.fekt/ us   /ˈdiː.fekt/
C1 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.

defectverb [I]

uk   /dɪˈfekt/ us   /dɪˈfekt/
defector
noun [C] uk   /dɪˈfek.tər/ us   /dɪˈfek.tɚ/
She was one of many Communist Party defectors.
(Definition of defect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"defect" in American English

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defectnoun [C]

us   /ˈdi·fekt, dɪˈfekt/
  • defect noun [C] (SOMETHING WRONG)

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
adjective us   /dɪˈfek·tɪv/
I replaced the defective light switch.

defectverb [I]

us   /dɪˈfekt/
  • defect verb [I] (LEAVE)

to leave a country or a group you belong to, esp. in order to join an opposing one: Some of the mayor’s long-time supporters have defected to other candidates.
defection
noun [C/U] us   /dɪˈfek·ʃən/
[C] There have been defections to the US by several Cuban baseball players.
(Definition of defect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"defect" in Business English

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defectnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdiːfekt/ us  
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

defectverb [I]

uk   /dɪˈfekt/ us  
WORKPLACE to leave one company or organization and form or join another: defect from/to sth Many of our sales team have defected to the competition.
COMMERCE, MARKETING to stop buying a particular product or service and buy a different one instead: defect from/to sth Millions of customers defected to rival telecommunications companies.
POLITICS to leave your country or group and join another because you disagree with the ideas of those in control: He's a pilot who defected to the United States.
defection
noun [C or U]
Since the introduction of the new tariff, there have been fewer customer defections.
(Definition of defect from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “defect”
in Vietnamese khuyết điểm…
in Spanish defecto, desertar, defeccionar…
in Malaysian belot…
in Thai ข้อบกพร่อง…
in French défaut…
in German der Fehler…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺點, 缺陷, 瑕疵…
in Russian дефект, неисправность…
in Turkish kusur, eksik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺点, 缺陷, 瑕疵…
in Indonesian cacat…
in Polish wada, defekt, usterka…
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