Meaning of DEFECT in English

DEFECT

(~ed)

1.

A ~ is a fault or imperfection in a person or thing.

He was born with a hearing ~.

...a ~ in the aircraft caused the crash...

= imperfection

N-COUNT: usu with supp

2.

If you ~, you leave your country, political party, or other group, and join an opposing country, party, or group.

He tried to ~ to the West last year...

...a KGB officer who ~ed in 1963.

VERB: V to/from n, V

~ion (~ions)

...the ~ion of at least sixteen Parliamentary deputies.

N-VAR

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