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de·fec·tive

 (dĭ-fĕk′tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Having a defect; faulty: a defective appliance.
b. Marked by subnormal structure, function, intelligence, or behavior: defective speech.
2. Grammar Lacking one or more of the inflected forms normal for a particular category of word, as the verb may in English.
n. Offensive
One who has a physical or mental disability.

de·fec′tive·ly adv.
de·fec′tive·ness n.

defective

(dɪˈfɛktɪv)
adj
1. having a defect or flaw; imperfect; faulty
2. (of a person) below the usual standard or level, esp in intelligence
3. (Linguistics) grammar (of a word) lacking the full range of inflections characteristic of its form class, as for example must, which has no past tense
deˈfectively adv
deˈfectiveness n

de•fec•tive

(dɪˈfɛk tɪv)

adj.
1. faulty.
2. subnormal in intelligence or behavior.
3. lacking one or more of the inflected forms common to most words of the same class in a language, as must, which occurs only in the present tense.
n.
4. a defective person or thing.
[1375–1425; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin]
de•fec′tive•ly, adv.
de•fec′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.defective - having a defect; "I returned the appliance because it was defective"
imperfect - not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect"
2.defective - markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior; "defective speech"
abnormal, unnatural - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"
3.defective - not working properlydefective - not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
malfunctioning, nonfunctional - not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve"

defective

adjective
1. faulty, broken, not working, flawed, imperfect, out of order, on the blink (slang) Retailers can return defective merchandise.
faulty working, whole, perfect, intact
2. deficient, lacking, short, inadequate, insufficient, incomplete, scant food which is defective in nutritional quality
deficient adequate

defective

adjective
1. Having a defect or defects:
2. Lacking an essential element:
Translations
ناقِص، فيهِ عَيْب
kazovývadnýzávadný
defektfejlbehæftet
gallaîur; afbrigîilegur
bozukkusurlu

defective

[dɪˈfektɪv]
A. ADJdefectuoso
defective verb (Ling) → verbo m defectivo
to be defective in sth [person] → ser deficiente en algo
B. N
1. (= person) → persona f anormal
mental defectivedeficiente mf mental
2. (Gram) → defectivo m

defective

[dɪˈfɛktɪv] adj
(= faulty) [brakes, part, merchandise] → défectueux/euse
(= weak) [sight, immune system] → déficient(e)
to become defective → devenir déficient(e)

defective

adj
material, goods etcfehlerhaft; machine, genedefekt; (fig) reasoning etcfehlerhaft; hearing, sightmangelhaft, gestört; he has a defective heart valveer hat einen Herzklappenfehler
(mentally) defectivegeistesgestört
n
(Gram) → Defektivum nt
(= retarded person)Geistesgestörte(r) mf

defective

[dɪˈfɛktɪv] adj (machine, workmanship, eyesight) → difettoso/a; (system, reasoning) → cattivo/a (Gram) → difettivo/a
to be defective in sth → mancare di qc

defect

(ˈdiːfekt) noun
a fault or flaw. It was a basic defect in her character; a defect in the china.
(diˈfekt) verb
to leave a country, political party etc to go and join another; to desert. He defected to the West.
deˈfection (-ʃən) noun
(an act of) desertion.
deˈfective (-tiv) adjective
having a fault or flaw. a defective machine; He is mentally defective.

de·fec·tive

a. defectuoso-a; incompleto-a.
References in classic literature ?
The white double rose-bush had evidently been propped up anew against the house since the commencement of the season; and a pear-tree and three damson-trees, which, except a row of currant-bushes, constituted the only varieties of fruit, bore marks of the recent amputation of several superfluous or defective limbs.
First you wrap a layer or two of blanket around your body, for a sort of cushion and to keep off the cold iron; then you put on your sleeves and shirt of chain mail -- these are made of small steel links woven together, and they form a fabric so flexible that if you toss your shirt onto the floor, it slumps into a pile like a peck of wet fish-net; it is very heavy and is nearly the uncomfortablest material in the world for a night shirt, yet plenty used it for that -- tax collectors, and reformers, and one-horse kings with a defective title, and those sorts of people; then you put on your shoes -- flat-boats roofed over with interleaving bands of steel -- and screw your clumsy spurs into the heels.
It was a defective barometer, and had no hand but the stationary brass pointer, but I did not know that until afterward.
As a house, Barton Cottage, though small, was comfortable and compact; but as a cottage it was defective, for the building was regular, the roof was tiled, the window shutters were not painted green, nor were the walls covered with honeysuckles.
One strong proof of my wretchedly defective nature is, that even her expostulations, so mild, so rational, have not influence to cure me of my faults; and even her praise, though I value it most highly, cannot stimulate me to continued care and foresight.
He had a fixed idea, I guessed by several observations he let fall, that, as his nephew resembled him in person, he would resemble him in mind; for Linton's letters bore few or no indications of his defective character.
Bygrave's seclusion, and to ascertain at a personal interview whether the invalid lady's real complaint might not possibly be a defective capacity for keeping her husband's secrets.
No need that thou Shouldst propagat, already infinite; And through all numbers absolute, though One; But Man by number is to manifest His single imperfection, and beget Like of his like, his Image multipli'd, In unitie defective, which requires Collateral love, and deerest amitie.
Upon this imagination, he put several other questions to me, and still received rational answers: no otherwise defective than by a foreign accent, and an imperfect knowledge in the language, with some rustic phrases which I had learned at the farmer's house, and did not suit the polite style of a court.
As poets they do not tell the truth," replied Lothario; "but as lovers they are not more defective in expression than they are truthful.
Tyranny has perhaps oftener grown out of the assumptions of power, called for, on pressing exigencies, by a defective constitution, than out of the full exercise of the largest constitutional authorities.
Out of this lifeless mass has already grown an excrescent power, which tends to realize all the dangers that can be apprehended from a defective construction of the supreme government of the Union.