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defect

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

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

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.
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The defectors include Alhaji Sani Riga, State Financial Secretary Alhaji Kaumi Kaderi and Damiji Kalgiri, the Chairmen of the party inb Yusufari and Machina Local Government Areas.
The ministry added that this was the first ever large-scale leak of such kind involving North Korean defectors. Authorities are still working to determine who was behind the security breach.
Defectors, most of whom risked their lives to flee poverty and political oppression, are a source of shame for North Korea.
Some 997 North Korean defectors have now been informed that their names, birth dates and addresses have been leaked but it is not clear what impact this will have.
The domestic trade and consumer affairs minister also said there was no urgency to accept these defectors as the major Opposition parties were in turmoil.
Han said she and her daughter have not really talked about their past in China 'It is painful even to think about it but I decided to share my story, hoping to encourage defector families who are in the same situation as me and my daughter,' she said.
"When I was in the North, I heard the 22 defectors were executed upon arrival," Kim said.
Public sentiment soured and now many defectors bemoan difficulties finding decent jobs or making friends, with most of their knowledge and skills deemed outdated or irrelevant, and many Southerners viewing them with suspicion and contempt.
While some defectors become active participants in South Korea's democracy, others withdraw almost entirely from politics, becoming dead weight in the democratic process (Go 2014).
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.
This article analyzes the conditions in which counterinsurgencies have most effectively used guerrilla defectors in their fighting forces.
While Uganda has successfully promoted defections and reintegrated defectors into society, countries in Africa's Lake Chad Basin are still dealing with the Boko Haram/ISIS-West Africa crisis.