Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun defect

4 senses of defect

Sense 1
defect -- (an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs")
       => imperfection, imperfectness -- (the state or an instance of being imperfect)

Sense 2
defect, shortcoming -- (a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information")
       => disadvantage -- (the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position)

Sense 3
defect, fault, flaw -- (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")
       => imperfection, imperfectness -- (the state or an instance of being imperfect)

Sense 4
blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb defect

1 sense of defect

Sense 1
defect, desert -- (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")
       => flee, fly, take flight -- (run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled")

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