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Definitions of defective

  1. not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having a defect; "I returned the appliance because it was defective" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior; "defective speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who is lacking physically or mentally. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Having a blemish or flaw of any kind; incomplete; faulty; wanting some of the usual grammatical forms. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Defectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Defectiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. 1. Imperfect. 2. A person (a) lacking in some physical quality, as one who is blind or a deaf-mute; or (b) a mental or moral degenerate. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Having defect; incomplete; insufficient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Incomplete; imperfect; faulty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Wanting in something, physical or moral; imperfect; incomplete. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Imperfect; faulty; wanting in something. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  17. Having defect (s), incomplete, faulty, wanting or deficient (in some respect); (Gram.) not having all the usual inflexions. Hence defectively adv., defectiveness n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. A person who is deficient in one or more of the physical or mental powers. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. Full of defects, imperfect, not sufficient; faulty, blameable. Complete Dictionary

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