an imperfection in a bodily system
a failing or deficiency
an imperfection in an object or machine
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
- Checked the brakes and lights for defects; checked out the system to make sure there were no errors in the software.
- The house has all these defects because it was built by cowboy.
- Earlier a Presidential commission ... probed the market's structure for defects and came up with a laundry list of weaknesses with program trading in the forefront.
- The house has all these defects because it was built by cowboys.