defective

  • 1 defective — I adjective amiss, awry, below par, below standards, beneath standards, blemished, broken, bruised, crippled, damaged, deficient, deformed, distorted, falling short, faultful, faulty, flawed, impaired, imperfect, imperfectus, inadequate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Defective — De*fect ive, a. [L. defectivus: cf. F. d[ e]fectif. See {Defect}.] 1. Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 defective — de‧fec‧tive [dɪˈfektɪv] adjective if a product is defective, it has not been made properly or it is not working properly: • It is the customer s right to return defective goods. defectively adverb : • The computer system was defectively designed …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Defective — may refer to:: Defective matrix, in algebra Defective verb, in linguistics Defective, or haser, in Hebrew orthography, a spelling variant that does not include mater lectionis Something presenting an anomaly making it unfunctional This… …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 defective — defective, deficient Defective means ‘having a defect (= fault)’, whereas deficient means ‘having a deficiency (or lack)’. So eyesight, components, goods, logic, mechanisms, products, workmanship, etc., can all be defective if they are not… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 defective — [dē fek′tiv, difek′tiv] adj. [ME & OFr defectif < LL defectivus] 1. having a defect or defects; imperfect; faulty 2. Gram. lacking some of the usual forms of inflection [“ought” is a defective verb] 3. having a physical or mental defect;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Defective — De*fect ive, n. 1. Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Med.) One who is lacking physically or mentally. Note: Under the term defectives are included deaf mutes, the blind, the feeble minded, the insane …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Defective — Defective. См. Дефектный. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 9 defective — mid 14c., from M.Fr. défectif (14c.) and directly from L.L. defectivus, from defect , pp. stem of deficere (see DEFICIENT (Cf. deficient)). A euphemism for mentally ill from 1898 to c.1935. Related: Defectively; defectiveness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 defective — *deficient Analogous words: impaired, damaged, injured, marred (see INJURE): vitiated, corrupted, debased (see under DEBASE): deranged, disordered (see DISORDER) Antonyms: intact Contrasted words: *perfect, entire, whole: complete, *full, plenary …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 defective — (informal) A damaged pouch, sack, lock, or key …

    Glossary of postal terms

  • 12 defective — [adj] broken, not working abnormal, amiss, blemished, damaged, deficient, faulty, flawed, impaired, imperfect, inadequate, incomplete, injured, insufficient, lacking, on the bum*, out of order, poor, seconds, sick, subnormal, unfinished,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 defective — ► ADJECTIVE 1) imperfect or faulty. 2) lacking or deficient. DERIVATIVES defectively adverb defectiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 defective — Lacking in some particular which is essential to the completeness, legal sufficiency, or security of the object spoken of; as a defective service of process or return of service. A product is defective if it is not fit for the ordinary purposes… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 defective — Lacking in some particular which is essential to the completeness, legal sufficiency, or security of the object spoken of; as a defective service of process or return of service. A product is defective if it is not fit for the ordinary purposes… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 defective — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. imperfect in form or function ; faulty < a defective pane of glass > b. falling below the norm in structure or in mental or physical function < defective eyesight > 2. lacking one or more of the usual forms… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 defective — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ If the goods prove defective, the customer has the right to compensation. ADVERB ▪ highly, seriously (esp. BrE), severely …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 defective — [[t]dɪfe̱ktɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is defective, there is something wrong with it and it does not work properly. Her sight was becoming defective... Retailers can return defective merchandise …

    English dictionary

  • 19 defective — defectively, adv. defectiveness, n. /di fek tiv/, adj. 1. having a defect or flaw; faulty; imperfect: a defective machine. 2. Psychol. characterized by subnormal intelligence or behavior. 3. Gram. (of an inflected word or its inflection) lacking… …

    Universalium

  • 20 defective — Denoting or exhibiting a defect; imperfect; a failure of quality. * * * de·fec·tive di fek tiv adj falling below the norm in structure or in mental or physical function <defective eyesight> de·fec·tive·ness nəs n defective n one that is… …

    Medical dictionary