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de·fect

 (dē′fĕkt′, dĭ-fĕkt′)
n.
An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency. See Synonyms at blemish.
intr.v. (dĭ-fĕkt′) de·fect·ed, de·fect·ing, de·fects
1. To disown allegiance to one's country and take up residence in another: a Soviet citizen who defected to Israel.
2. To abandon a position or association, often to join an opposing group: defected from the party over the issue of free trade.

[Middle English, from Latin dēfectus, failure, want, from past participle of dēficere, to desert, be wanting : dē-, de- + facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

de·fec′tion n.
de·fec′tor n.
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defection

(dɪˈfɛkʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of defecting
2. abandonment of duty, allegiance, principles, etc; backsliding
3. another word for defect1, defect2
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de•fec•tion

(dɪˈfɛk ʃən)

n.
desertion from allegiance, loyalty, duty, or the like; apostasy.
[1535–45; < Latin dēfectiō]
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defection

the act of abandoning a person or cause to which one has an obligation or allegiance, especially accompanied by flight from one’s country. — defector, defectionist, n.
See also: Allegiance
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defection - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibilitydefection - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"
abscondment, decampment - the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
absence without leave, unauthorized absence - unauthorized military absence
deviationism - ideological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)
2.defection - the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
rejection - the state of being rejected
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defection

noun desertion, revolt, rebellion, abandonment, dereliction, backsliding, apostasy the defection of at least sixteen deputies
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defection

noun
An instance of defecting from or abandoning a cause:
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Translations
هَرب، تَخَلٍّ عن حِزْب، إرتِداد
odpadnutízběhnutí
afhopning
disszidálás
liîhlaup
odpadnutie
ayrılmakarşı tarafa geçme

defection

[dɪˈfekʃən] N (Pol) (to different country) → deserción f; (to different party) → cambio m de filas, defección f (frm)
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defection

[dɪˈfɛkʃən] n (to another party)défection f; (to another team)défection m; (to another country)défection f
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defection

n (Pol) → Überlaufen nt; (fig)Abtrünnigkeit f, → Abfall m
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defection

[dɪˈfɛkʃn] n (from country) → fuga; (from political party) → defezione f
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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.
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