Meaning of DEFECT in English

DEFECT

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ fundamental , major , obvious , serious , severe

a fundamental ~ in the product

▪ mild , minor , slight , small

Goods with slight ~s are sold at half price.

The child had a mild heart ~.

▪ construction ( esp. AmE ), manufacturing , mechanical ( esp. BrE ), structural

▪ birth , congenital , genetic

All lambs are checked for birth ~s when they are born.

▪ developmental , physical , visual

▪ sight , speech

▪ eye , heart

▪ character

VERB + DEFECT

▪ contain , have , suffer from

The book contains serious ~s.

He has a congenital heart ~.

▪ show

The photograph shows slight ~s due to age.

▪ find , identify , observe

The inspector found ~s in the aircraft's construction.

▪ cause , induce , produce

There is evidence that air pollution can cause birth ~s.

▪ prevent

▪ correct , cure , remedy , repair

This is a physical ~ that cannot be cured.

The builders agreed to remedy the structural ~s.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

major ~s in the education system

▪ ~ of

a ~ of her character

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