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In politics, a defector is a person who gives up allegiance to one state in exchange for ... When people tried to "defect" from the GDR they were to be shot on sight. Several hundred people were killed along that border in their Republikflucht ...

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Defect, defects or defected may refer to: Contents. [hide]. 1 Science; 2 Music; 3 Other uses; 4 See also. Science[edit]. Defect is a physical, aesthetic, or functional  ...

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Defect definition, a shortcoming, fault, or imperfection: a defect in an argument; a defect in a machine. See more.

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A 2017 North Harford High School graduate, who never let the heart defect he was born with hold him back, was killed Monday morning in a car accident in ...

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Synonyms for defect at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the Day.

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Adjectives often used with "defect": major, minor, serious, cosmetic, functional, critical, fatal, basic, fundamental, main, primary, principal, radical, inherent ...

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defect meaning, definition, what is defect: a fault or problem in something or someone that spoils that thing or person or causes it…. Learn more.

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A flaw in something is a defect. At certain stores you can buy clothes with slight defects. You have to be careful because the defect can be minor, like a missing ...

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Definition of defect: General: Frailty or shortcoming that prevents an item from being complete, desirable, effective, safe, or of merit, or makes it to malfunction or  ...