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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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The ruling party continued to tout purported defections to its ranks over the weekend, months after the Cambodia National Rescue Party - the nation's only viable opposition - was dissolved at the government's behest.
I was briefed that Oh was a driver and the defection may have not been planned.
They are hoping to further discourage defections by heavily promoting propaganda using individuals who have returned to North Korea after having defected to the South," said Ahn Myung Chul, head of non-profit North Korea Watch to DailyNK.
Also speaking, Senator Adewari Pepple said the defection was due to the outstanding performance of Governor Wike.
This was the second defection across the heavily guarded border in less than two months.
Thursday's defection came about five weeks after another North Korean soldier suffered critical gunshot wounds during a dash across the border on Nov.
The UN Command said North Korea's actions during the November 13 defection violated the armistice ending the 1950-53 Korean War because North Korean soldiers fired across and physically crossed the border in pursuit of the soldier.
Army Special Operations, the Department of State, the African Union-led Regional Task Force and various NGOs and civil society groups, the LRA has been reduced to approximately 100 combatants, largely by the interagency effort to promote defections.
The Ajnad al-Sham terrorist group that had previously broken away from Ahrar al-Sham and allied with Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at, declared defection from the latter and once again voiced its allegiance to Ahrar al-Sham earlier this month.
June 3, 2017 (JUBA) - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement - In Opposition 'SPLM-IO Saturday has confirmed the defection to the current First Vice President Taban Deng Gai of two security officers tasked with the protection of the former South Sudanese First Vice President Riek Machar.
Un ambassadeur adjoint de la Coree du Nord a Londres a fait defection avec sa famille.
May prompt are- look into anti- defection law by SC