Abandon one's country or cause in favor of an opposing one
he defected to the Soviet Union after the war
A shortcoming, imperfection, or lack
the property is free from defect
an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
blemish: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
(defective) having a defect; "I returned the appliance because it was defective"
In geometry, the defect (or deficit) means the failure of some angles to add up to the expected amount of 360° or 180°, when such angles in the plane would. The opposite notion is the excess.
(The Defects) The Defects were a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1979.
A fault or malfunction; To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty
(DEFECTIVE) Insufficient, faulty, incomplete, or in error.
(DEFECTIVE) returns can be returned directly to us within 15 days from the invoice date for, at our discretion, credit, replacement, exchange or repair, with the exception of electrical items. Manufacturer restrictions do apply. ...
(Defective) Batteries that are defective (stop working due to a defect in materials or workmanship, or due to a manufacturing defect) are covered under Apple's one-year limited warranty and extended-service contracts.
(Defective) Not functioning as the design intended. More...
(Defective) The failure of a product to conform to specification. If an item is broken, damages or otherwise unsuable in any way from being perfect.
(defective) with regard to writing systems, a writing system which does not represent all the distinctive sounds of the language it represents.
A defective matrix has at least one defective eigenvalue, i.e. one whose algebraic multiplicity is greater than its geometric multiplicity. A defective matrix cannot be transformed to a diagonal matrix using similarity transformations.
a defective item is one which lacks certain properties. For example, if we suppose that T constituents generally carry person and number features, then infinitival to in all infinitive structures except control infinitives is a defective T constituent in that (under Chomsky's analysis) it ...
(Defects) work that is faulty or not to the level specified in the contract.
(defects) A local break in the translational or orientational symmetry of the material.
(Defects) The Buyer shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within seven (7) days of delivery (time being of the essence) notify Switched On Electrical of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. ...
(defects) characteristics of an individual tree that reduce its quality and utility.
(DEFECTS) Any specific restriction, lien, judgment, mortgage, exception, encroachment or encumbrance that may effect the property owners ability to transfer clear title to another party.
(DEFECTS) Items that have been installed and completed but require additional work to meet the quality standard. These are normally cosmetic defects regarding fit, finish or appearance.