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Defect vs. Deformity

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Defectnoun

A fault or malfunction.

‘a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment’;

Deformitynoun

The state of being deformed.

Defectnoun

The quantity or amount by which anything falls short.

Deformitynoun

An ugly or misshapen feature or characteristic.

Defectnoun

(math) A part by which a figure or quantity is wanting or deficient.

Deformitynoun

The state of being deformed; want of proper form or symmetry; any unnatural form or shape; distortion; irregularity of shape or features; ugliness.

‘To make an envious mountain on my back,Where sits deformity to mock my body.’;

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Defectverb

(intransitive) To abandon or turn against; to cease or change one's loyalty, especially from a military organisation or political party.

Deformitynoun

Anything that destroys beauty, grace, or propriety; irregularity; absurdity; gross deviation from order or the established laws of propriety; as, deformity in an edifice; deformity of character.

‘Confounded, that her Maker's eyesShould look so near upon her foul deformities.’;

Defectverb

(military) To desert one's army, to flee from combat.

Deformitynoun

an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed

Defectverb

(military) To join the enemy army.

Deformitynoun

an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen;

‘there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back’; ‘suffering from facial disfiguration’;

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Defectverb

(law) To flee one's country and seek asylum.

Deformity

A deformity, dysmorphism, or dysmorphic feature is a major abnormality in the shape of a body part or organ compared to the normal shape of that part.

Defectnoun

Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; - opposed to superfluity.

‘Errors have been corrected, and defects supplied.’;

Defectnoun

Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.

‘Trust not yourself; but, your defects to know,Make use of every friend - and every foe.’; ‘Among boys little tenderness is shown to personal defects.’;

Defectverb

To fail; to become deficient.

Defectverb

to abandon one country or faction, and join another.

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Defectverb

To injure; to damage.

Defectnoun

an imperfection in a bodily system;

‘visual defects’; ‘this device permits detection of defects in the lungs’;

Defectnoun

a failing or deficiency;

‘that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information’;

Defectnoun

an imperfection in a device or machine;

‘if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer’;

Defectnoun

a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body);

‘a facial blemish’;

Defectverb

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

‘If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot’;

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