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Meaning of “faulty” in the English Dictionary

"faulty" in British English

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faultyadjective

uk   /ˈfɒl.ti/  us   /ˈfɑːl.t̬i/
B2 A faulty ​machine or ​device is not ​perfectly made or does not ​workcorrectly: faulty ​wiring/​brakes
(Definition of faulty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"faulty" in American English

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faultyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈfɔl·ti/
not ​workingcorrectly, or not ​correct: faulty ​brakes His ​arguments were ​based on faulty ​reasoning.
(Definition of faulty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"faulty" in Business English

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faultyadjective

uk   us   /ˈfɔːlti/
not ​working correctly: The ​companyrecalled over 500,000 ​cars last ​year because of a faulty ​connection in their new ​model.
containing mistakes, or wrong: The ​verdict was ​based on faulty reasoning on the ​part of the ​jury. Faulty record-keeping ​meant that many patients did not get appropriate ​treatment.
(Definition of faulty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “faulty”
in Arabic ذو عُيوب, ذو أخْطاء…
in Korean 흠이 있는, 결함이 있는…
in Portuguese com defeito, quebrado, falho…
in Catalan defectuós, erroni…
in Japanese 欠陥のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有缺陷的, 不完美的…
in Turkish bozuk, arızalı, hatalı…
in Russian неисправный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有缺陷的, 不完美的…
in Italian difettoso, erroneo…
in Polish wadliwy…
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