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Synonyms for defect

Synonyms for defect

something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure

to abandon one's cause or party usually to join another

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a failing or deficiency

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an imperfection in an object or machine

desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

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New Birth Defect Research Reveals Craniofacial & Brain Defects Among Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Do solder paste printing defects affect end-of-the-line defects?
Subtle defects of only a few millimeters can mean the difference between a satisfied and unsatisfied patient.
A reference spectrum was acquired of a silicone region where there were no defects.
Because perchlorate inhibits iodide uptake, we focused on the genetic defects causing CH involving the iodination process of the THs, particularly a) defects in iodide transport from circulation into the thyroid cell; b) defects in iodide transport from the thyroid cell to the follicular lumen, often combined with inner ear deafness [Pendred syndrome (PDS)]; and c) defects of iodide organification.
Scientists have found new evidence that prenatal exposure to air pollution may cause congenital heart defects.
However, films of interest are seldom perfectly uniform, and meas-ured line width reflects both the damping and the defects in the sample.
Detection, identification, visualization and reporting of defects in filter media during production leads to improved processes and products.
California and seven other states are doing an excellent job of tracking birth defects, the leading cause of death among infants in the United States, a study concluded Wednesday.
The PSA is reserved as a spare area for all primary defects and some secondary defects.
Prior to the introduction of voluntary compliance programs by the IRS in the early 1990s, the unfortunate result of operational defects was possible disqualification of the plan's tax-favored status.
Computers and special software find defects by analyzing the transmitted or reflected light patterns from the web.
Although there are various ways such defects occur, they are known as the number one source of scrapped castings.