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default

noun
 
 
/dɪˈfɔːlt/
[no plural] what exists or happens usually if no changes are madeStandard and routine
by default If something happens by default, it happens only because something else does not happen: No one else stood in the election, so he won by default.Failing and doing badlyStandard and routine
default adjective [always before noun] The default font size is 10.
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