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default

1. a failure to act, esp a failure to meet a financial obligation or to appear in a court of law at a time specified
2. judgment by default Law a judgment in the plaintiff's favour when the defendant fails to plead or to appear
3. Computing
a. the preset selection of an option offered by a system, which will always be followed except when explicitly altered
b. (as modifier): default setting

default

[di′fȯlt]
(computer science)
A value automatically used or an action automatically carried out unless another is specified.

default

A substantive failure to fulfill a material obligation under a building contract.

default

The pre-set value or action taken by software. Application programs have many defaults, including margin settings, font style, the printer that should be used and the folder name for saving files. Although pre-determined by the vendor, a default setting can be changed by the user (see settings).

Because a particular setting may affect how the hardware operates, there are also "hardware defaults." However, unless there are physical switches or levers on the equipment, the hardware default setting is configured in the software.

Default is also a verb. For example, "the program defaults to xyz," means that the program does xyz unless directed otherwise. See default browser, default folder, default drive, default font and default gateway.
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The power theft related incidents and number of defaulters have decreased in KP while power pilferage and number of defaulters have increased manifold in the Lahore and Sukkar divisions since the PML-N government came to power.
3, and it shows people who know defaulters have greater pessimism about the overall economy and home prices.
If defaulters continue to ignore their unresolved debts and compensation owed to victims of crime they could face custodial sentences.
Defaulters shall be able to obtain fresh loans and financial facilities
The I-T department had similarly named to shame defaulters by announcing a list of tax evaders a fortnight ago.
National Steel and Re Rooling Mill Hattar,Shahid Hussain MS Caktus Fertilizer,Fahim Zaman Khan Papa Sera Fiber and Hamid Islam,Saddam are some big defaulters.
6 million were recovered from 250 defaulters of City sub-division, Rs 1.
The Shukar Gang sugar mills Bhon district Jhag is also defaulter of some Rs254.
Rawalpindi -- A decision has been taken that property tax defaulters would not be given relaxation during the month Ramazan as the ongoing operation against tax defaulters will continue with full force.
Rana Intikhab said that such defaulter properties would be sealed without any discrimination in the first phase while in the second
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Rashid Ahmed Aslam issued special directives to the Chief Commercial Officer Sardar Masood Iqbal to ensure the recovery of arrears from defaulter till end of June otherwise disconnect their electricity connections.
72 million have to be recovered from electricity bill defaulters from Faisalabad division, Rs 6275 million from GEPCO defaulters, Rs 23 billion from HESCO defaulters, Rs 178 million from IESCO defaulters, Rs 178 million from LESCO defaulters, Rs 46 billion from LESCO defaulters, Rs 18 million from MEPCO defaulters, Rs 13 billion from PEPCO defaulters, Rs 35 billion from KEPCO defaulter, Rs 72 billion from SEPCO defaulters and Rs 38 billion from TESCO defaulters.