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Definition of Defect

Defect

  1. Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity.
  2. Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.
  3. To fail; to become deficient.
  4. To injure; to damage.

Defect Quotations

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
C. S. Lewis

There's a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they're mismatched. That's all it is. It's not complicated, it's not a neurosis. It's a mix-up. It's a birth defect, like a cleft palate.
Chaz Bono

Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
Lao Tzu

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
John Henry Newman
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Defect Translations

defect in German is defekt
defect in Norwegian is mangel, hoppe av, feil
defect in Spanish is defecto, vicio, defectuoso
defect in Swedish is fel, felaktighet, lyte