defective track

defective track

[di′fek·tiv ′trak]
(computer science)
Any circular path on the surface of a magnetic disk which is detected by the system as unable to accept one or more bits of data.
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The moral aspect, however, has much to do with the post-Revolution developments associated with a defective track that has caused frustration and brought the worst out of the people.
John Slater, one of Britain's leading authorities on trains and railways, said defective track or a cracked wheel combined with the train's high speed could have caused the disaster.
The coalition also seeks to require railroads to repair defective track (the cause of the Alberton disaster), and is calling for a phase-out of industrial chlorine use.
It is likely that there are miles and miles of defective track out there and the next disaster is around the corner.
In addition, the government launched a $15 billion safety overhaul in February after the surge in accidents blamed on defective tracks.
According to him, the defective tracks are one of the reasons for recent operational glitches hounding the trains.