Defective

Definition of Defective

De`fect´ive
a.1.Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; - applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.
2.(Gram.) Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.
n.1.Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect.
2.(Med.) One who is lacking physically or mentally.

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