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defect

Crystallog a local deviation from regularity in the crystal lattice of a solid

Defect

In lumber, an irregularity occurring in or on wood that will tend to impair its strength, durability, or utility value.

defect

[′dē‚fekt]
(science and technology)
An irregularity that spoils the appearance or impairs the usefulness or effectiveness of an object or a material by causing weakness or failure.

defect

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.

defect

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Only a tiny percentage of the defectors were themselves imprisoned or worked as guards in the camps.
The Pyongyang regime, he said, viewed defectors as social outcasts because South Koreans were unwilling to share their economic pie.
China's latest repatriation of defectors is an unprecedented tough measure compared to past actions.
North Korea is seeking to set an 'example' for its people by executing dozens of defectors, said Kim Bum-soo, a spokesman for the group.
Ken Eom, a defector who made it here in 2010, said the reason why the North canceled the South's performances in the North was for the protection of its regime.
Even though most defectors leave North Korea through China, it's a treacherous place to defect.
Busia county had two high profile defectors who failed to win their seats after jumping ship to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Woorihana, which literally means 'together as one,' is a nongovernment organization founded in 2012 that aims to help young North Korean defectors through one-on-one English training and leadership programs.
During the weeklong event, participants attended workshops and roundtable discussions with defectors and affected communities.
They defectors allegedly claimed they abandoned their base in protest against harsh conditions, lack of food and other necessary supplies within their Wechyaradiw base.
According to the operative, the defectors decided to join al-Nusra Front due to intentions to fight back against the Syrian army which is advancing against the Takfiri terrorist groups.
The fact that the father remains nameless and is referred only as "father" throughout the novel bears witness to his dwindled existence as a nameless, ghost-like individual in South Korea, which is not much different from the lives of North Korea defectors living in the South sixty years after the ceasefire.