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flaw

1
Law an invalidating fault or defect in a document or proceeding

flaw

2
a. a sudden short gust of wind; squall
b. a spell of bad, esp windy, weather

flaw

[flȯ]
(materials)
A discontinuity in a material beyond acceptable established limits.
(meteorology)
An English nautical term for a sudden gust or squall of wind.
(mineralogy)
A faulty part of a gemstone, such as a crack, visible imperfect crystallization, or internal twinning or cleavage.
(oceanography)
The seaward edge of fast ice.
A shore lead just outside fast ice.
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Despite our misgivings, and the alternative of postponing implementation until problems associated with the meter were resolved satisfactorily, Nielsen has nevertheless decided to go forward with its flawed system in the New York market beginning April 8th.
Once researchers elucidate the protein's structure, they might succeed in designing drugs to alter the flawed protein so that it no longer causes disease, Welsh suggests.
Many companies have been investing in Internet and mobile strategies based on flawed assumptions such as 'the browser is always the best user interface,' or 'all processing should be centralized on application servers'," said Mike Gilpin, Research Fellow at Forrester.
Roger Angel, a telescope-mirror designer at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and member of a panel appointed by NASA to investigate Hubble's troubles, is concerned the flawed mirror may have escaped detection "not so much because of a lack of people, but because of a lack of information flow.
A study being published today that claims to show there is no link between exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and coronary heart disease and lung cancer is based on flawed science and, not surprisingly, is funded by the tobacco industry.
But the new findings suggest that tumors with flawed receptors have lost their ability to respond to estrogen or to tamoxifen, and that their "growth switch" stays on at all times.
The American Cancer Society today strongly criticized a misleading tobacco industry-funded study that compromises Society data by using flawed methodology to falsely conclude environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) may not affect lung cancer risk.
There they found a mutation resulting in a flawed protein that cause most, though not all, cystic fibrosis cases.
According to a recent study by scientists at the University of California, Irvine, Chapman University and the Orange County Sanitation District, the current beach monitoring and closure system "is seriously flawed.
The surprising findings show elevated risk in women who may have inherited a flawed enzyme that poorly metabolizes a certain dairy sugar -- a risk that grows with the amount of dairy products consumed.
Meanwhile, the Distilled Spirits Council challenged the CASA conclusion immediately calling their consumption estimate "a flawed interpretation of the data and a massive error in fact.
The problem is the result of certain flawed encryption standards that were developed many years ago and that have been propagated into several technology standards.