Meaning of DEFECTIVE in English


/ dɪˈfektɪv; NAmE / adjective

having a fault or faults; not perfect or complete

SYN faulty :

defective goods

Her hearing was found to be slightly defective.

►  de·fect·ive·ly adverb

►  de·fect·ive·ness noun [ U ]



Middle English : from Old French defectif , -ive or late Latin defectivus , from deficere fail, from de- (expressing reversal) + facere do.

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