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Defective (a.) 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.
Defective (a.) Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.