Associations to the word «Defective»


DEFECTIVE, adjective. Having one or more defects.
DEFECTIVE, adjective. (grammar) (of a lexeme, especially a verb) lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.
DEFECTIVE, noun. A person or thing considered to be defective.
DEFECTIVE NUMBER, noun. (number theory) A deficient number.
DEFECTIVE NUMBERS, noun. Plural of defective number
DEFECTIVE ON ARRIVAL, adjective. (colloquial) (business) (of an item) Upon receipt, damaged or defective to the point of being unusable. This condition is frequently noted in warranties on items that can't be checked before payment, and also as a valid reason for returning merchandise.
DEFECTIVE VERB, noun. (grammar) A verb with an incomplete conjugation; for example, one that can only be conjugated in certain persons and numbers.
DEFECTIVE VERBS, noun. Plural of defective verb

Dictionary definition

DEFECTIVE, adjective. Having a defect; "I returned the appliance because it was defective".
DEFECTIVE, adjective. Markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior; "defective speech".
DEFECTIVE, adjective. Not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance".

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