• (British) IPA: /dɪˈfɛktɪv/


  1. Having one or more defects.
  2. (grammar, of a lexeme, especially a verb) Lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.
  3. (Arabic grammar, of a verb) Having a root whose final consonant is weak (ي, و, or ء).
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defective (plural defectives)

  1. A person or thing considered to be defective.

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