Definition of Defect:

  1. A shortcoming, imperfection, or lack.

  2. Manufacturing: Non-conformance of a product with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations (including the safety aspects). Defects are generally classified into four classes: (1) Class-1: very serious, directly causes severe injury or catastrophic loss; (2) Class-2: serious, directly causes significant injury or economic loss; (3) Class-3: major, related to significant problems with respect to intended normal or reasonable use; and (4) Class-4: minor, related to minor problems with intended normal or reasonable use. Two other types of defects are latent defect and patent defect. See also blemish, imperfection, and non-conformity.

  3. Law: Lack of legal sufficiency due to incorrect or incomplete following of a required or statutory procedure. See also perfect.

  4. General: Frailty or shortcoming that prevents an item from being complete, desirable, effective, safe, or of merit, or makes it to malfunction or fail in its purpose.

Synonyms of Defect

Abandon, Abnormality, Acute disease, Affection, Affliction, Ailment, Allergic disease, Allergy, Apostacize, Apostatize, Arrearage, Atrophy, Back out, Bacterial disease, Betray, Birth defect, Birthmark, Blackhead, Bleb, Blemish, Blight, Blister, Bolt, Break, Break away, Bug, Bulla, Cardiovascular disease, Catch, Change sides, Check, Chronic disease, Cicatrix, Circulatory disease, Comedo, Complaint, Complication, Condition, Congenital defect, Crack, Crater, Craze, Dearth, Defacement, Defalcation, Default, Defection, Deficiency, Deficiency disease, Deficit, Deformation, Deformity, Degenerate, Degenerative disease, Depart, Desert, Disability, Discontinuity, Disease, Disfiguration, Disfigurement, Disorder, Distemper, Distortion, Drawback, Endemic, Endemic disease, Endocrine disease, Epidemic disease, Error, Escape, Failing, Failure, Fall away, Fall off, Fault, Faute, Flaw, Foible, Forsake, Frailty, Freckle, Functional disease, Fungus disease, Gap, Gastrointestinal disease, Genetic disease, Go, Go back on, Go over, Handicap, Hemangioma, Hereditary disease, Hiatus, Hickey, Hole, Iatrogenic disease, Illness, Imperfection, Inadequacy, Indisposition, Infectious disease, Infirmity, Insufficiency, Interval, Irregularity, Keloid, Kink, Lack, Lacuna, Leave, Lentigo, Let down, Liability, Little problem, Malady, Malaise, Mark, Milium, Miss, Missing link, Mistake, Mole, Morbidity, Morbus, Muscular disease, Need, Needle scar, Neurological disease, Nevus, Nutritional disease, Occupational disease, Omission, Organic disease, Outage, Pandemic disease, Pathological condition, Pathology, Pimple, Pit, Plant disease, Pock, Pockmark, Port-wine mark, Port-wine stain, Privation, Problem, Protozoan disease, Psychosomatic disease, Pull out, Pustule, Quit, Rat, Reject, Renegade, Renege, Renounce, Repudiate, Respiratory disease, Rift, Rockiness, Run out on, Scab, Scantiness, Scar, Scarceness, Scarcity, Scratch, Sebaceous cyst, Secede, Secondary disease, Seediness, Sell out, Shortage, Shortcoming, Shortfall, Sickishness, Sickness, Signs, Snag, Something missing, Split, Spurn, Stain, Strawberry mark, Sty, Switch, Switch over, Symptomatology, Symptomology, Symptoms, Syndrome, Taint, Tergiversate, The pip, Track, Turn, Turn against, Turn cloak, Turn traitor, Twist, Ullage, Urogenital disease, Verruca, Vesicle, Vice, Virus disease, Vulnerable place, Wale, Want, Wantage, Warp, Wart, Wasting disease, Weak link, Weak point, Weakness, Weal, Welt, Wen, Whitehead, Withdraw, Worm disease, Fault, Flaw, Imperfection, Deficiency, Weakness, Weak point, Weak spot, Inadequacy, Shortcoming, Limitation, Failing, Obstruction

How to use Defect in a sentence?

  1. Unfortunately, the first release of the software had a severe defect that prevented real users from installing it because, unlike the testing team, they had not previously installed the debug build.
  2. The sound did not work on my new smartphone, a serious defect that resulted in the store giving me a full refund.
  3. Genetic defects.
  4. The toy doll that I brought for my daughter, had a defect that made the toy impossible to play with.

Meaning of Defect & Defect Definition