Meaning of DEFECT in English

DEFECT

~ 1

■ noun 'di:fɛkt , dɪ'fɛkt a shortcoming, imperfection, or lack.

Origin

ME: from L. ~us , past participle of deficere 'desert or fail', from de- (expressing reversal) + facere 'do'.

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~ 2 [ dɪ'fɛkt ]

■ verb abandon one's country or cause in favour of an opposing one.

Derivatives

~ion noun

~or noun

Origin

C16: from L. ~- , deficere (see ~ 1 ).

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