Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; -- applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.
Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.
Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect.
No one knows the cost of a defective product - don't tell me you do. You know the cost of replacing it, but not the cost of a dissatisfied customer. W. Edwards Deming
Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up. P. D. James
It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins. Lao Tzu
The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow. Marcus Tullius Cicero
What does it say about us that people who are considered defective are instinctively caring and compassionate? Morley Safer