major defect

major defect

[′mā·jər ′dē‚fekt]
(industrial engineering)
Defect which causes serious malfunctioning of a product.
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A 1999 Journal of the American Medical Association study found that women occupationally exposed to organic solvents, such as factory workers, lab technicians and graphic designers, have a 13-fold increased chance of giving birth to a child with a major defect, including heart valve dysfunction, soft larynx cartilage, small penises and deafness.
The most troubling aspect of the job arises for Blum when an inspection fails to reveal a major defect, which becomes apparent after the sale.
A major defect is that the approved text for the required religious education course is Theology for Teachers by Fr.
As discussed below, each application has at least one major defect.
Multiple sclerosis researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are experimenting with various methods of replacing the myelin sheath in animals that have a major defect of myelination with some microscopic similarities to those of MS.
Meanwhile, the major defect lies in the law defining electoral districts, which allocated a number of parliamentary seats for each governorate.
ICSI, for instance, had a 57% increase in the odds of major defect, although the absolute size of the risk remained relatively small," he says.
ICSI, for instance, had a 57 percent increase in the odds of major defect, although the absolute size of the risk remained relatively small," he said.
Galaxy Managing Director, Iggy Tan, said the Company was now half way through the cold commissioning process without any major defect issues being identified.
SIR - Permit me to point out one major defect in the comprehensive article by David Williamson on the proposed bilingual signs ("The Croeso culture that aims to sell Wales to the world", Nov 28).
Everyone is well aware this track has a major, major defect in its ability to drain, and it is frustrating for everyone in the industry, not just at Santa Anita," said track president Ron Charles.
The problem could lie with the low-profile tyres but, in any case, it's a minor irritation rather than a major defect.